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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(2): 155-160 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.469

Analysis of Energy Consumption Indicators for Non-OECD Countries

Ahmed Adamu
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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:,


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.

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