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Title: Energy consumption and economic development in West Africa

Abstract

This study evaluates the commercial energy sector of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Presently, an economic union exists between the 16 countries of West Africa that are members of ECOWAS. Although the ECOWAS region has plentiful resources of commercial energy, it faces problems in this sector for two reasons. First is the problem resulting from the diminishing traditional energy resources such as wood fuel and charcoal. Second, most ECOWAS members, except Nigeria, are net importers of commercial energy, and hence face a high import burden for oil. Liquid petroleum is the dominant form of commercial energy used in the ECOWAS despite the availability of other resources. This author basically argues that the best policy and strategy solution for dealing with energy problems is through a combination of regional cooperative effort, and a more-intensive country level. The intensity-of-use hypothesis is tested with case studies of Ghana, the Ivory Coast, and Nigeria. The results indicate that newly developing countries can deviate from the expectations of the hypothesis.

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Research Org.:
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5258603
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AFRICA; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; RECOMMENDATIONS; GHANA; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; IVORY COAST; NIGERIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; 298000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Chima, C M. Energy consumption and economic development in West Africa. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Chima, C M. Energy consumption and economic development in West Africa. United States.
Chima, C M. 1987. "Energy consumption and economic development in West Africa". United States.
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