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Measuring the Interprovincial CO 2 Emissions Considering Electric Power Dispatching in China: From Production and Consumption Perspectives

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  • Xueping Tao

    () (School of Economics and Management, Wuyi University, Jiangmen 529020, China
    Jiangmen Economic Research Center, Jiangmen 529020, China)

  • Ping Wang

    () (School of Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China)

  • Bangzhu Zhu

    () (School of Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China)

Abstract

How to accurately measure the interprovincial CO 2 emissions is key to achieving the task of energy saving and emission reduction. Electric power is very important for economy development. At the same time, the amount of interprovincial electric power dispatching is very large in China, so it is obligatory to measure the CO 2 emissions from both electricity production and consumption perspectives. We have measured China's interprovincial CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion during 2000–2014, in which the revised regional electric power CO 2 emissions are used to adjust interprovincial CO 2 emissions. The obtained results show that: no matter from which perspective one considers the situation, the overall CO 2 emissions of China are almost the same amount. From different perspectives, the interprovincial CO 2 emissions are different. In terms of the production perspective, CO 2 emissions of Beijing, Hebei, Shandong, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong are underestimated. However, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Shaanxi are overestimated. If the electric power dispatching is not considered, it is unfairly portrayed as transferring CO 2 emissions from the electricity input provinces to the output ones, because the electricity input provinces enjoy clean energy, but the electricity production ones pay for the environmental pollution.

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  • Xueping Tao & Ping Wang & Bangzhu Zhu, 2016. "Measuring the Interprovincial CO 2 Emissions Considering Electric Power Dispatching in China: From Production and Consumption Perspectives," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(6), pages 1-12, May.
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    1. Ping Wang & Bangzhu Zhu & Xueping Tao & Rui Xie, 2017. "Measuring regional energy efficiencies in China: a meta-frontier SBM-Undesirable approach," Natural Hazards: Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, Springer;International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, vol. 85(2), pages 793-809, January.
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    Keywords

    interprovincial CO 2 emission; electric power dispatching; production perspective; consumption perspective;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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