Energy consumption, economic growth, and carbon emissions: Challenges faced by an EU candidate member

SOYTAŞ U. , Sari R.

ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, vol.68, no.6, pp.1667-1675, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.06.014
  • Title of Journal : ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1667-1675


This paper investigates the long run Granger causality relationship between economic growth, carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption in Turkey, controlling for gross fixed capital formation and labor. The most interesting result is that carbon emissions seem to Granger cause energy consumption, but the reverse is not true. The lack of a long run causal link between income and emissions may be implying that to reduce carbon emissions, Turkey does not have to forgo economic growth. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.