Energy consumption, emissions and economic growth in Bahrain

Yaghoob Jafari, Mohd Adib Ismail, Jamal Othman, Murni Yunus Mawar

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Abstract

This study examines the Granger causality relationships between economic growth, energy consumption and emissions, from 1980 to 2007 in Bahrain, controlling for capital and urban population using Toda and Yamamoto’s approach. It was found that there is unilateral causality which runs from urban population, economic growth, capital and energy consumption to environment. Further, we found strong support for causality running from economic growth to energy consumption, emissions and capital. The existence of these linkages suggests that the government of Bahrain may pursue energy efficiency strategies and carbon emissions reduction policy in the long run without impeding economic growth. Additionally, the long run pursuit of high economic growth given sustained increases in energy efficiency may also reduce CO2 emissions intensity per unit of her GDP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-308
Number of pages12
JournalChinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

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Keywords

  • Bahrain
  • Economic growth
  • Emissions
  • Energy consumption

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  • Demography

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Energy consumption, emissions and economic growth in Bahrain. / Jafari, Yaghoob; Ismail, Mohd Adib; Othman, Jamal; Mawar, Murni Yunus.

In: Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.08.2015, p. 297-308.

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