Renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, environmental degradation and economic growth in Tunisia

Mbarek, Mounir Ben and Saidi, Kais and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2017) Renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, environmental degradation and economic growth in Tunisia. Quality and Quantity. pp. 1-15. ISSN 0033-5177


The aim of this document is to investigate the dynamic relationship between economic growth, renewable energy consumption, energy consumption and CO2 emissions
in Tunisia over the period 1990–2015. Unit root tests and co-integration test was used in order to detect the order of stationary and to test the existence long run links between the used variables. We apply the Granger causality test and VECM model to discover the short
and long run links between the variables. Results have shown a bidirectional causal relationship between energy use and CO2 emissions. Economic growth affects CO2
emission in the short and long run. While there is a unidirectional links running from energy use to economic growth at short run. The paper shares best practices from Tunisia in terms of efficient use of renewable energy policy enablers, which may be contextualized in other emerging economies in order to keep sustainability and to achieve the green economy.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 11 April 2017. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 00:32
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 00:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic growth; energy consumption; CO2 emissions; renewable energy; Granger causality
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850599 Renewable Energy not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919901 Carbon and Emissions Trading
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11135-017-0506-7

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