Shared determinants of industrial growth and energy efficiency in China

Ji Hong Jin, Yi Yi Ju

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Abstract

With rapid economic growth and accelerated urbanization, energy demands have been increasing drastically in China in recent years. Thus it becomes of great interest to explore how to efficiently coordinate the relationship between economic growth and energy conservation, namely the question of shared determinants. Using the "1992-1997-2002-2005 Input-Output Tables" this paper performs factor analysis for different industrial growth; and investigates how the changes in input structure (technology) and final demand structure (consumption, investment, export) could affect to the energy efficiency. It is concluded that, export and investment promote the China's economic development in a large extent, but at the same time they lead to energy inefficiency as a whole, just like many fast-growing industries are usually of a high-energy-consumption nature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy and Environmental Technology
Pages4308-4313
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology, REET 2013 - Jilin, China
Duration: 2013 Sep 212013 Sep 22

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume448-453
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology, REET 2013
CountryChina
CityJilin
Period13/9/2113/9/22

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Factor analysis
  • Industrial growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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