The impact of COVID-19 on the US renewable and non-renewable energy consumption : a sectoral analysis based on quantile on quantile regression approach

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Author(s)

  • Rizwana Yasmeen
  • Gang Hao
  • Assad Ullah
  • Wasi Ul Hassan Shah
  • Yunfei Long

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90419–90434
Number of pages16
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume29
Issue number60
Online published23 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Abstract

The repercussions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic go well beyond health concerns, affecting virtually every aspect of our lives, including daily energy consumption. Therefore, this study explores the impact of COVID-19 on renewable and non-renewable energy consumption in the USA, which has been severely affected by the recent pandemic. We conducted a detailed analysis of the energy consumption demands of various sectors in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our in-depth analysis comprises two parts. Initially, we determine the monthly growth change by utilizing the month-on-month method. Subsequently, we used the quantile-on-quantile approach of Sim and Zhou (2015) on data spanning from December 2019 to August 2021 to explore the impact of COVID-19 on energy consumption across the whole distribution. The study’s outcomes underscored that compared to renewable energy, non-renewable energy consumption was more affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, and the overall energy consumption (both renewable and non-renewable) remained low. These findings accentuate global strategic management tools to tackle COVID-19 cooperatively and restore the energy mix. Such measures are critical for energy access, security, and evenhandedness.

Research Area(s)

  • COVID-19, Renewable and nonrenewable energy, Sectoral analysis, Month-on-month method, Quantile-on-quantile approach, ECONOMIC-GROWTH, TECHNOLOGICAL-INNOVATION, FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Citation Format(s)

The impact of COVID-19 on the US renewable and non-renewable energy consumption: a sectoral analysis based on quantile on quantile regression approach. / Yasmeen, Rizwana; Hao, Gang; Ullah, Assad et al.
In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research , Vol. 29, No. 60, 12.2022, p. 90419–90434.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review