Relationship between Greenhouse gas emission, energy consumption, and economic growth: evidence from some selected oil-producing African countries

Abdulmalik M. Yusuf, Attahir Babaji Abubakar* (Corresponding Author), Suleiman O. Mamman

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Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and output growth among African OPEC countries (Libya, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon) using the panel autoregressive distributed lag model (PARDL) estimated by means of mean group (MG) and pooled mean group (PMG) for the period 1970–2016. The paper estimated three panel models comprising the components of greenhouse gasses which includes nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane and examined their relationship with economic growth and energy consumption. The
findings of the study showed evidence of a positive impact of economic growth on both CO2 and methane emissions in the long run. Its impact on nitrous oxide emissions although positive was found to be statistically insignificant. Energy consumption was also found to produce an insignificant positive impact on CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions in the long run. In the short run, economic growth exerts a significant positive effect on methane emissions; however, its effect on CO2 and nitrous oxide emissions although positive was found to be statistically insignificant. Energy consumption produces an insignificant impact on all components of greenhouse gasses in the short run. In addition, our empirical results showed the presence of a non-linear relationship between methane emissions and economic growth, confirming the existence of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) only in the case of methane emissions model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15815-15823
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume27
Early online date22 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Greenhouse gas emission
  • Energy consumption
  • Economic growth
  • Oil
  • Environmental Kuznets curve (EKC)
  • Environment degradation
  • Africa
  • ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE
  • UNIT-ROOT TESTS
  • CO2 EMISSIONS
  • CARBON EMISSIONS
  • PANEL-DATA
  • MIDDLE-EAST
  • INCOME
  • COINTEGRATION
  • HYPOTHESIS
  • CAUSALITY

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