Clean energy, population density, urbanization and environmental pollution nexus: evidence from Bangladesh

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Alam, Khosrul (2021) Clean energy, population density, urbanization and environmental pollution nexus: evidence from Bangladesh. Renewable Energy, 172. pp. 1063-1072. ISSN 0960-1481


Abstract

Environmental problem is a much discussed issue worldwide. It is a more serious issue for Bangladesh, which is vulnerable to frequent natural disasters. Therefore, this work aims to identify the short-run and long-run causal relationships between clean energy, population density, urbanization, economic development, trade openness and environmental pollution in Bangladesh using the data of 1973–2014. Different time series related econometric techniques such as Augmented Dickey-Fuller test, Phillips-Perron test, Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) bounds test and the Toda-Yamamoto Granger causality test are applied to find out outcomes. Our findings are: the use of clean energy improved the environmental quality, but population density, urbanization and economic growth are found to be detrimental to the environment; a unidirectional causality of CO2 emissions with clean energy, economic growth and urbanization is also revealed. Therefore, the use of more clean energy for reducing the environmental pollution is to be ensured.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 03:23
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 03:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: clean energy; carbon emissions; population density; urbanization; ARDL bounds test; Bangladesh
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140305 Time-Series Analysis
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3802 Econometrics > 380205 Time-series analysis
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380105 Environment and resource economics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9601 Air Quality > 960199 Air Quality not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8599 Other Energy > 859999 Energy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1599 Other economic framework > 159999 Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.03.103
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41693

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