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Empirical relationship between charcoal production and the social cost of carbon emissions

Ishmael Ackah

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: There have been increased attention on how man’s activities affect the environment negatively especially in developed countries. However, there are countless number of activities such as charcoal production and electricity generation from oil in developing countries that have potential carbon related social cost. In this study, the Arrellano Bond dynamic panel generalised method of moments is applied to estimate the relationship between social cost of carbon emissions and electricity generation from oil sources, GDP, charcoal consumption, energy resource depletion and population in oil producing African countries. The findings suggest the predictors have either positive or negative effect on the social cost of carbon emissions. The study recommends in order combat global warming, there should be efficient and modernised charcoal production and electricity production from non-fossil sources.

Keywords: charcoal production; electricity generation from oil sources; economic growth; energy resource depletion; energy; carbon emissions; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q2 Q23 Q4 Q42 Q43 Q5 Q53 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-02-14, Revised 2015-02-14
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