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The impact of energy consumption and CO2emission on the economic growth and financial development in the Sub Saharan African countries

Publication year: 2012brbSource:/b Energy, Available online 16 February 2012brUsama Al-mulali, Che Normee Binti Che SabbrThis study investigated the impact of energy consumption and CO2emission on GDP (gross domestic product) growth and the financial development in thirty Sub Saharan African Countries. The panel model was used in this study from the period 1980 to 2008. The results showed that energy consumption had played an important role to increase both economic growth and the financial development in the investigated economies but with the consequence of high po llution. This study recommended that these countries should increase energy productivity by increasing energy efficiency, implementation of energy savings projects, energy conservation, and energy infrastructure outsourcing to achieve its financial development and GDP growth and to increase their investment on energy projects to achieve the full energy potential.brh3 class=h3Highlights/h3► The impact of energy consumption, CO 2 emission on GDP and the financial development in the SSA countries was investigated. ► The panel model was implied in this study from the period 1980 to 2008. ► The results show energy consumption increased economic growth and the financial development but with higher pollution.


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