Natural gas consumption, income, urbanization, and CO2 emissions in China and India


Solarin, Sakiru Adebola and Lean, Hooi Hooi (2016) Natural gas consumption, income, urbanization, and CO2 emissions in China and India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (18). pp. 18753-18765. ISSN 0944-1344; eISSN: 1614-7499

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The objective of this study is to examine the impact of natural gas consumption, output, and urbanization on CO2 emission in China and India for the period, 1965-2013. A cointegraton test, which provides for endogenously determined structural breaks, has been applied to examine the long-run relationship and to investigate the presence of environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) in the two countries. The presence of causal relationship between the variables is also investigated. The findings show that there is a long-run relationship in the variables and natural gas, real GDP, and urbanization have long-run positive impact on emission in both countries. There is no evidence for EKC in China and India. The findings further suggest that there is a long-run feedback relationship between the variables. The policy inferences of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Causality; Cointegration; EKC; Natural gas consumption
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 14:45


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