Title: Measuring the sustainability of energy development in emerging economies

Authors: Fahman Fathurrahman

Addresses: Middle East Technical University, Earth System Science Graduate Program, Üniversiteler Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Bulvarı No. 1, Çankaya, Ankara, 06800, Turkey

Abstract: This study sought to measure the current state of sustainable energy development in emerging economies. In order to pursue this aim, a top-down indicator-based evaluation system was developed to analyse the trends, propose brief policy measures and select monitoring indicators in order to achieve sustainable energy objectives. The study was performed in three steps. First, several goals of sustainable energy development were defined to select appropriate energy indicators. Next, the indicators were given a certain level of weight. Afterwards, an index was generated in order to be able to compare the results with the same level of measurement. The results show that, although emerging economies are experiencing the relatively same pace of growth, their energy development is following a different trajectory.

Keywords: energy indicators; sustainable development; energy systems; energy policy; renewable energy; energy security; sustainability; energy development; emerging economies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2016.081059

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2016 Vol.15 No.4, pp.315 - 345

Received: 03 Dec 2015
Accepted: 31 Jul 2016

Published online: 19 Dec 2016 *

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