Energy Consumption and Economic Growth on the Focus on Nuclear Energy

Ozkan F., Pektas A. O. , ÖZKAN Ö.

ATW-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUCLEAR POWER, vol.62, no.1, pp.16-25, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-25


Since the quest for global and personal prosperity, the drive to eradicate poverty and the motivation to ensure sustainability for the world are collectively dependent on a supply of safe, emissions-free power there are many studies in literature focuses on the relationship between economic growth and energy consumption. This study tries to enlarge the dimensions of these researches by using a large dataset. The second aim of this study is to focus on Nuclear energy consumption. According to the empirical results of the study, Energy consumption is found as co-integrated with the GDP in all 55 countries. There exist bidirectional causality between nuclear, renewable energy consumption and the GDP. Additionally, the unidirectional causality extends from economic growth to hydroelectric, petroleum, coal and total energy consumption.