Revisiting global energy efficiency and CO2 emission nexus: fresh evidence from the panel quantile regression model


Awan A., KOÇOĞLU M., Banday T. P., Tarazkar M. H.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.29, no.31, pp.47502-47515, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 31
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11356-022-19101-5
  • Journal Name: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, IBZ Online, ABI/INFORM, Aerospace Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Environment Index, Geobase, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.47502-47515
  • Keywords: Panel quantile regression, Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Environmental Kuznets curve, ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE, CARBON-DIOXIDE EMISSIONS, ECONOMIC-GROWTH EVIDENCE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, NONRENEWABLE ENERGY, FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT, ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION, EMPIRICAL-EVIDENCE, ERROR-CORRECTION, DYNAMIC IMPACT
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Given the importance of energy efficiency in environmental degradation, the effects of energy efficiency and renewable and nonrenewable energy consumption on global environmental pollution were investigated. For this purpose, panel data from 107 countries from 1996 to 2014 were examined. In addition, the present study also tested the well-known environmental Kuznets curve (EKC). The long-run relations were estimated by applying a panel quantile regression (PQR) approach, which is useful for finding heterogeneous effects at lower- and upper-level quantiles of CO2 emissions. The empirical results indicated that energy efficiency had a significantly negative impact on CO2 emissions with low intensity at higher-level quantiles.