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Multi-directional efficiency analysis-based regional industrial environmental performance evaluation of China

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  • Ke Wang
  • Shiwei Yu
  • Mo-Jie Li
  • Yi-Ming Wei

    () (Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP), Beijing Institute of Technology)

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This study evaluates the environmental efficiency of industrial sectors of Chinese major cities. The Multi-directional efficiency analysis (MEA) approach are utilized for evaluation, thus both the integrated MEA efficiency levels and the efficiency patterns, which are represented by the variable specific MEA efficiency according to each type of the industrial pollutant emission or discharge, of Chinese major city are detected. In addition the industrial energy conservation and pollutant reduction potentials are measured and the relationship between environmental pressure and income are explored at the regional level of China. The main findings include: (i) The MEA environmental efficiency increases of the economic less developed cities were faster than the cities in the well-developed region, which indicates that the inequitable nationwide industrial developments of Chinese cities have started to alleviate. (ii) Although some Chinese cities show similar environmental efficiency levels, the undesirable output variable specific efficiency patterns of these cities are diversified, and according to the variable specific efficiency, the most possible efficiency increase potential of each Chinese major city can be identified. (iii) An N-shaped Environmental Kuznets Curve exists in the industrial sectors of Chinese major cities. (iv) Different Chinese cities should have different industrial pollutant reduction priorities, which east China cities should pay more attention on their industrial waste gas emissions and industrial waste water discharges, while west China cities should mainly focus on their industrial soot and dust emissions, and solid waste discharges.

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  • Ke Wang & Shiwei Yu & Mo-Jie Li & Yi-Ming Wei, 2013. "Multi-directional efficiency analysis-based regional industrial environmental performance evaluation of China," CEEP-BIT Working Papers 47, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP), Beijing Institute of Technology.
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    Keywords

    Environmental performance; Industrial sector; Pollutant reduction potential; Multi-directional Efficiency Analysis (MEA);

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    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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