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Spatial Analysis of China Province-Level CO2 Emission Intensity
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2014)
  • Xueting Zhao, West Virginia University
  • J. Wesley Burnett, West Virginia University
  • Jerald J. Fletcher, West Virginia University
Abstract
This study offers a unique contribution to the literature by investigating the influential factors of energy-related, carbon dioxide emission intensities among a panel of 30 provinces in China covering the period 1991–2010. We use novel spatial panel data models to analyze the drivers of energy-related emission intensity, which we posit are characterized by spatial dependence. Our results suggest (1) emission intensities are negatively affected by per-capita, province-level GDP and population density;(2) emission intensities are positively affected by the structure of energy consumption and the transportation sector; and, (3) energy prices have no effect on emission intensities.
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Xueting Zhao, J. Wesley Burnett and Jerald J. Fletcher. "Spatial Analysis of China Province-Level CO2 Emission Intensity" Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Vol. 33 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wesley_burnett/7/