—This paper studies three major indicators of
energy consumptions for non-OECD countries, with a view to
identifying the major cause of the increasing energy
consumption among the non-OECD countries. Multiple
regressions using VAR model was used in estimating these
relationships. The indicators used are total electricity, GDP and
population. It was observed that high level of economic output
designates low energy consumption in non-OECD countries due
to economic of scale,this is confirmed with high level of
significance. However, increase in electricity consumption was
observed to cause increase in the total energy consumption in
these countries. Population was also found to have negative
relationship with total energy consumption in these countries,
because there are relatively low energy consumption compare
to the population of these countries, where low energy
consumption is associated with high population. Therefore,
these countries shall all enact energy policies that encourage
efficiency on how people use the energy, ranging from
electricity consumption, use of appliances as well as the mode
and type of transportation and fuel respectively. There should
also be improvement in energy per-capita accessibility among
the non-OECD nations. Similarly the level of economic output
shall be increased to achieve low energy intensity.
—Electricity consumption, OECD, non-OECD,
total energy consumption, population, GDP, efficiency, and
vector auto-regression model (VAR).
Ahmed Adamu is with the Newcastle University, United Kingdom
(e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Ahmed Adamu, "Analysis of Energy Consumption Indicators for Non-OECD Countries," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 155-160, 2014.