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Energy Intensity and its Determinants in China's Regional Economies

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  • Yanrui Wu

    (Business School, University of Western Australia)

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This paper contributes to the existing literature as well as policy debates by examining energy intensity and its determinants in China’s regional economies. The analysis is based on a comprehensive database of China’s regional energy balance constructed for this project. Through its focus on regional China, this study extends the existing literature which mainly covers nationwide studies. It is found in this paper that energy intensity declined substantially in China. The main contributing factor is the improvement in energy efficiency. Changes in the economic structure have so far affected energy intensity modestly. Thus there is considerable scope to reduce energy intensity through the structural transformation of the Chinese economy in the future.

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Paper provided by The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics in its series Economics Discussion / Working Papers with number 11-25.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:uwa:wpaper:11-25

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  1. Enrica De Cian & Michael Schymura & Elena Verdolini & Sebastian Voigt, 2013. "Energy Intensity Developments in 40 Major Economies: Structural Change or Technology Improvement?," Working Papers 2013.38, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  2. Fang, Chin-Yi & Hu, Jin-Li & Lou, Tze-Kai, 2013. "Environment-adjusted total-factor energy efficiency of Taiwan's service sectors," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 1160-1168.
  3. Zeng, Lin & Xu, Ming & Liang, Sai & Zeng, Siyu & Zhang, Tianzhu, 2014. "Revisiting drivers of energy intensity in China during 1997–2007: A structural decomposition analysis," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 640-647.
  4. Ma, Chunbo, 2014. "A multi-fuel, multi-sector and multi-region approach to index decomposition: An application to China's energy consumption 1995–2010," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 9-16.
  5. Hasanbeigi, Ali & Price, Lynn & Fino-Chen, Cecilia & Lu, Hongyou & Ke, Jing, 2013. "Retrospective and prospective decomposition analysis of Chinese manufacturing energy use and policy implications," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 562-574.

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