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Africa energy future: Alternative scenarios and their implications for sustainable development strategies

Nadia S. Ouedraogo

Energy Policy, 2017, vol. 106, issue C, 457-471

Abstract: The long-term forecasting of energy supply and demand is of prime importance in Africa due to the steady increase in energy requirements, the non-availability of sufficient resources, the high dependence on fossil-fuels to meet these requirements, and the global concerns over the energy-induced environmental issues. This paper is concerned with modelling possible future paths for Africa's energy future and the related emissions. Future energy demand is forecasted based on socio-economic variables such as gross domestic product, income per capita, population, and urbanisation.

Keywords: Q47; Q41; Q42; Q43; Q48; Q50; Q30; O10; Energy forecasting; Energy efficiency; Renewables; Sustainable energy for all, carbon emission mitigations, climate change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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