Investments in renewable energy sources: the relationship with nuclear power consumptions


  • Antonio Angelo Romano Università di Napoli “Parthenope”
  • Giuseppe Scandurra Università di Napoli “Parthenope”



Sustainable Energy, Factorial Analysis, Dynamic model, Renewable Energy Sources,


The aimof this study is to analyze the driving of investment in renewable energy sources in countries with, or without, nuclear power plants. To address these issues, a dynamic panel analysis of the renewable investment in a sample of 29 countries is proposed. Results demonstrate that investments in renewable sources present an inverse relationship with share of nuclear power generation in countries with nuclear power plants but in the countries with power generation based on fossil fuel, investments in renewable sources depend on GDP and technological efficiency. Results also show that energy sustainability passes through the use of renewable resources that can complement the nuclear technology on condition that both exceed their limits.


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How to Cite

Romano, A. A., & Scandurra, G. (2013). Investments in renewable energy sources: the relationship with nuclear power consumptions. Statistica, 73(3), 341–352.