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Energy Security and the Green Growth Agenda in Africa: Exploring Trade-offs and Synergies

Akinyemi, Opeyemi and Alege, P. O. and Osabuohien, E. S. C. and Ogundipe, Adeyemi A. (2016) Energy Security and the Green Growth Agenda in Africa: Exploring Trade-offs and Synergies. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 375-382. ISSN 2039-2117

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Abstract

The paper examines the effect of the green growth agenda on energy security in Africa using a longitudinal data for the period 1996-2013. The study captures energy security using two basic measures; an aspect sees it as provision of environmentally sustainable energy and alternately in terms of availability/accessibility of energy. Our result shows that the effect of the green growth strategies in ensuring energy security is negligible. On the other hand, consistent with the energy ladder hypothesis, income plays a major influence on energy security in Africa. The study suggests the need to strengthen the institutional arrangement in ensuring the green growth strategies in terms of energy investment and adherence to strict environmental regulation are adequately executed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy Security, Green Growth, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability, Green Economy. 1.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 13:17
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7047

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