A dynamic optimal management on economic energy efficiency in developing countries

Kan Tao, Dong Wang

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    Abstract

    This paper is based on the dynamic optimization methodology to investigate the economic energy efficiency issues in developing countries. The paper introduces some definitions about energy efficiency both in economics and physics, and establishes a quantitative way for measuring the economic energy efficiency. The linkage among economic energy efficiency, energy consumption and other macroeconomic variables is demonstrated primarily. Using the methodology of dynamic optimization, a maximum problem of economic energy efficiency over time, which is subjected to the extended Solow growth model and instantaneous investment rate, is modeled. In this model, the energy consumption is set as a control variable and the capital is regarded as a state variable. The analytic solutions can be derived and the diagrammatic analysis provides saddle-point equilibrium. A numerical simulation is also presented; meanwhile, the optimal paths of investment and energy consumption can be drawn. The dynamic optimization encourages governments in developing countries to pursue higher economic energy efficiency by controlling the energy consumption and regulating the investment state as it can conserve energy without influencing the achievement of steady state in terms of Solow model. If that, a sustainable development will be achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1229-1240
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2013 - Philadelphia USA
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2013
    Period1/01/14 → …

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