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pull) and market widening (supply push) thus make the new energy carrier
diffuse more widely in society, but the two forces can differ in strength over
time and in different development blocks; and they present the economy
with different kinds of challenges.
energy expansion and energysavingtechnicalchange has a double impact on energy, or works as a two-edged
sword. on the one hand, technical change means thermal efficiency in-
creases, which will reduce energy losses and lead to energy savings.17 on
the other hand, technical change also leads to the
was clearly biased in
the energy-saving direction, and in the twentieth century it was biased to
save capital and labor. labor and capital augmentation did not play any role
throughout the nineteenth century. This means that in the nineteenth cen-
tury all efficiency increase was related to energy and energy-savingtechnicalchange was a key factor for growth. Thus, our results show that energy does
play an important role in growth, with the adjustment of cobb-douglas as-
sumptions to allow for possible biased technical change and a ceS less than
1. The high