Impact of energy infrastructure investments on renewable electricity generation in major Asian developing economies

Yuegang Song, Umer Shahzad (Lead / Corresponding author), Sudharshan Reddy Paramati (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

The prime objective of this research is to empirically investigate the impact of energy infrastructure investments (public-private-partnership) on renewable electricity generation in major Asian developing economies (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand). In doing so, we use the annual data of variables from 1993 to 2017. To achieve the study objective, the authors employ numerous panel econometric approaches such as the Grouped-Mean and Augmented Mean Group estimators. The overall conclusion of the findings is that investments in energy infrastructure play a significant role in promoting renewable electricity generation in Asian developing economies. The results also reveal that financial development, economic development, and openness further rise renewable electricity generation. Based on the findings, the authors attempted to provide novel implications for the promotion of energy infrastructure investments and sustainable development policies for the Asian developing economies. For instance, the authors suggest that governments and policy makers should realise the significance of greener energy and promote investments via public-private partnerships for renewable energy projects.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
Specialist publicationAustralian Economic Papers
PublisherWiley
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Asian developing economies
  • energy infrastructure investments
  • renewable electricity promotion

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