Next Article in Journal
Sustainable Digital Environments: What Major Challenges Is Humankind Facing?
Previous Article in Journal
Impact of Manually Controlled Solar Shades on Indoor Visual Comfort
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2016, 8(8), 734; doi:10.3390/su8080734

Wind Power Development in China: An Assessment of Provincial Policies

1
School of Management, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710055, China
2
Economic and Trade Department, Henan Institute of Technology, Xinxiang 453000, China
3
School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4
John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Andrew Kusiak
Received: 29 May 2016 / Revised: 26 July 2016 / Accepted: 27 July 2016 / Published: 29 July 2016
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [858 KB, uploaded 29 July 2016]   |  

Abstract

Wind energy has become a fast growing industry in China in the last decade. The development of the wind energy industry presents interesting policy questions. In the context of China, in additional to national energy policies, provincial policies were designed and implemented to stimulate the growth of wind power. This paper examines factors, especially provincial wind energy policies, in driving the growth of wind power capacity in the Chinese provinces. Statistical analysis with a longitudinal data set for wind power capacity in Chinese provinces from 2001 to 2012 reveals that the adoption of wind energy policies and a general energy plan at the provincial level are having positive effects on the growth of wind capacity in Chinese provinces. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind power; policy designs; wind capacity; policy evaluation wind power; policy designs; wind capacity; policy evaluation
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhang, X.; Wang, D.; Liu, Y.; Yi, H. Wind Power Development in China: An Assessment of Provincial Policies. Sustainability 2016, 8, 734.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top