The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken many decisive steps toward a more sustainable future, in line with its Vision 2030, including the use of clean energy, offsetting of emissions, and protection of the environment. In this context, Saudi Arabia has set an ambitious target to reduce its carbon emissions by 278 mtpa by 2030. The objective of this study is to investigate the possibility of interfuel substitution in Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector and to identify the role of substituting fossil fuel with carbon-neutral fuel, such as electricity, in meeting the CO2emissions target. A ridge regression method is used to estimate the parameters of the translog production function for the period 1990–2020.
Senior Research Associate Muhammad is a senior research associate in Energy and Macroeconomics, currently working on the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM)… Muhammad is a senior research associate in Energy and Macroeconomics, currently working on the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM) project. Before joining KAPSARC, Muhammad worked as a senior research economist at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in Islamabad. During his 18 years in research, Muhammad has worked extensively in the areas of energy, environment, trade and macroeconomics. He also has experience working for various research, academic and governmental organizations such as King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Benazir Income Support Program, Pakistan. Muhammad has published several peer-reviewed articles on electricity demand, energy, inflation, and environmental issues. He received Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission’s Outstanding Research Award 2015/2016 for his research paper titled “Environmental Kuznets curve and financial development in Pakistan,” published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
- Econometric Modeling; Applied Time Series Econometrics; The Economics of Energy and the Environment
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken many decisive steps toward a more sustainable future,…25th October 2023
The Role of Petrochemical Sector Exports in the Diversification of the Saudi Economy: A Scenario Analysis of Foreign and Domestic Price Shocks
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken many decisive steps toward a more sustainable future,…22nd October 2023