Factor Analysis of Residential Energy Consumption at the Provincial Level in China
AbstractThis paper analyzes the differences in the amount and the structure of residential energy consumption at the provincial level in China and identifies the hidden factors behind such differences. The econometrical analysis reveals that population, economic development level, energy resource endowment and climatic conditions are the main factors driving residential energy consumption; while the regional differences in energy consumption per capita and the consumption structure can be mainly illustrated by various economic development levels, energy resource endowments and climatic conditions. Economic development level has a significant positive impact on the proportion of gasoline consumption, whereas its impact on the proportion of electricity consumption is not notable; energy resource endowment and climatic condition indirectly affect both the proportion of electricity consumption and that of gasoline consumption, primarily through their impacts on the proportions of coal consumption and heat consumption. View Full-Text
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Lin, W.; Chen, B.; Luo, S.; Liang, L. Factor Analysis of Residential Energy Consumption at the Provincial Level in China. Sustainability 2014, 6, 7710-7724.
Lin W, Chen B, Luo S, Liang L. Factor Analysis of Residential Energy Consumption at the Provincial Level in China. Sustainability. 2014; 6(11):7710-7724.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Weibin; Chen, Bin; Luo, Shichao; Liang, Li. 2014. "Factor Analysis of Residential Energy Consumption at the Provincial Level in China." Sustainability 6, no. 11: 7710-7724.