Spatial Distribution of Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission of Regional Logistics
AbstractFacing serious energy-related constraints and environmental stress, the development of the green logistics industry is restricted by degrees of logistics energy utilization and carbon emissions. Considering different logistics spatial distributions, this paper uses the degree of regional logistics energy utilization and the spatial distribution of carbon emissions as two indicators of green logistics to investigate the regional differences and changes in spatiotemporal logistics energy efficiency. We firstly measure the regional logistics in terms of energy consumption and carbon emission, then further measure the logistics by energy intensity and carbon intensity. Based on these four indicators, the relations between spatiotemporal logistics and regional logistics development are analyzed. Through studying the spatial and temporal evolution trends of the above indicators, we found that a certain convergence exists. Finally, based on the analysis, the suggestions for energy saving and emission reduction are proposed according to regional conditions. The results benefit to narrow the efficiency gap between regions and achieve the goal of improving logistics energy efficiency. View Full-Text
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Xiao, F.; Hu, Z.-H.; Wang, K.-X.; Fu, P.-H. Spatial Distribution of Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission of Regional Logistics. Sustainability 2015, 7, 9140-9159.
Xiao F, Hu Z-H, Wang K-X, Fu P-H. Spatial Distribution of Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission of Regional Logistics. Sustainability. 2015; 7(7):9140-9159.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xiao, Fan; Hu, Zhi-Hua; Wang, Ke-Xin; Fu, Pei-Hua. 2015. "Spatial Distribution of Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission of Regional Logistics." Sustainability 7, no. 7: 9140-9159.