Trend Prediction and Decomposed Driving Factors of Carbon Emissions in Jiangsu Province during 2015–2020
AbstractAccording to the economic and energy consumption statistics in Jiangsu Province, we combined the GM (1, 1) grey model and polynomial regression to forecast carbon emissions. Historical and projected emissions were decomposed using the Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index (LMDI) approach to assess the relative contribution of different factors to emission variability. The results showed that carbon emissions will continue to increase in Jiangsu province during 2015–2020 period and cumulative carbon emissions will increase by 39.5487 million tons within the forecast period. The growth of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita plays the greatest positive role in driving carbon emission growth. Furthermore, the improvement of energy usage efficiency is the primary factor responsible for reducing carbon emissions. Factors of population, industry structure adjustment and the optimization of fuel mix also help to reduce carbon emissions. Based on the LMDI analysis, we provide some advice for policy-makers in Jiangsu and other provinces in China. View Full-Text
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Tang, D.; Ma, T.; Li, Z.; Tang, J.; Bethel, B.J. Trend Prediction and Decomposed Driving Factors of Carbon Emissions in Jiangsu Province during 2015–2020. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1018.
Tang D, Ma T, Li Z, Tang J, Bethel BJ. Trend Prediction and Decomposed Driving Factors of Carbon Emissions in Jiangsu Province during 2015–2020. Sustainability. 2016; 8(10):1018.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tang, Decai; Ma, Tingyu; Li, Zhijiang; Tang, Jiexin; Bethel, Brandon J. 2016. "Trend Prediction and Decomposed Driving Factors of Carbon Emissions in Jiangsu Province during 2015–2020." Sustainability 8, no. 10: 1018.
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