Common weights analysis of renewable energy efficiency of OECD countries

Reza Kiani Mavi*, Neda Kiani Mavi, Reza Farzipoor Saen, Mark Goh

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Abstract

Arising from the recent COP26 climate change conference, many governments have emphasised carbon neutrality targets for environmental sustainability by increasing renewable energy efficiency. This study develops a common set of weights (CSW) model for the additive model in data envelopment analysis using goal programming to analyse the energy efficiency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The CSW model, which has better discrimination power, places Iceland as the most renewable energy-efficient member country in the OECD, followed by Luxemburg and Norway. Our findings suggest that OECD countries should increase their renewable energy consumption and reduce municipal waste and CO2 emissions. Investment subsidies should be provided to support the development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies and promote awareness in the community and industry to improve the efficiency of renewable energy to combat climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122072
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Common weights
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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