Energy-Based Economic Development: Prioritizing Opportunities for Developing Countries
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
George Mason University - School of Public Policy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Daniel M. Kammen
University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
April 19, 2012
FEEM Working Paper No. 25.2012
Energy-based economic development (EBED) can provide economic, social and environmental benefits related to national economic development and sustainable growth activities. As both policy and research interests in responsible mechanisms for economic development grow, EBED benefits are becoming increasingly attractive to planners in both developed and developing countries. The incentives, trade-offs, and payoffs for developing countries, however, are not well documented. To help address that gap, this paper identifies the general scope and role of EBED in a developing economy context, and outlines opportunities and challenges for decision-makers.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: economic development, energy, developing countries, sustainable development
JEL Classification: O10, O13, O21, Q48
Date posted: April 19, 2012 ; Last revised: May 21, 2013
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