The Role of Policy Makers and Institutions in the Energy Sector: The Case of Energy Infrastructure Governance in Nigeria

Edomah, Norbert and Foulds, Chris and Jones, Aled (2016) The Role of Policy Makers and Institutions in the Energy Sector: The Case of Energy Infrastructure Governance in Nigeria. Sustainability, 8. pp. 828-843. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

This paper focuses on investigating the linkages and consequences of the policy decision process in the governance of energy infrastructure in Nigeria. It attempts to gain a better understanding of the role of policy makers and institutions in the provision of energy infrastructure in Nigeria. Using a combination of semi-structured interviews and documentary evidences from published literature, this study reveals three essential areas where the policy-making processes (and therefore policy makers) intervene in the provision of energy infrastructure. These are: (1) granting access to historical data; (2) regulations; and (3) permitting/issuance of licenses. This study also reveals three major unintended consequences of the policy decision processes and institutions in the governance of energy infrastructure provisions in Nigeria, which are: (1) government financing corruption in the energy sector; (2) economic delusion; and (3) uncontrolled growth in energy demand driven more by export and not local internal demand.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: energy economics, energy governance
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email Aled.Jones@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2016 13:14
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 13:16
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/700752

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