Next Article in Journal
Design and Implementation of an IoT System for Smart Energy Consumption and Smart Irrigation in Tunnel Farming
Previous Article in Journal
A Novel Thermal Module with 3-D Configuration Pulsating Heat Pipe for High-Flux Applications
Article Menu

Article Versions

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2018, 11(12), 3426; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123426

Refined Laspeyres Decomposition-Based Analysis of Relationship between Economy and Electric Carbon Productivity from the Provincial Perspective—Development Mode and Policy

1,* , 2,3,* and 1
1
School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University, Baoding 071003, China
2
Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
3
Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 2 December 2018 / Accepted: 4 December 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
PDF [441 KB, uploaded 6 December 2018]

Abstract

The development of low-carbon electric power industry plays a vital role in sustainable economic development due to the supporting role of electricity in the Gross Domestic Product GDP. The electric carbon productivity indicator is introduced to investigate the provincial economic development and electric industry-related indicators. The refined Laspeyres decomposition technique is adopted to decompose provincial economic change into the quantitative influence of CO2 emission, electric carbon productivity, and emission structure for the first-stage decomposition; the electric carbon productivity change is sub-decomposed into the influence of factors such as electricity-economic productivity, electricity import-export, and generation carbon efficiency. Through decomposition analysis for the research period of 2005 to 2015, scientific and reasonable suggestions are made for improvement of electric carbon productivity and provincial economic development: (1) The main obstacle to electric carbon productivity improvement is emissions from the power industry. (2) There is interaction between the green economic development mode and the low-carbon electric power industry. In others words, provincial future economy development mode formulation should consider not only economic and industrial factors but also power industry factors. (3) The issue of electric carbon productivity improvement and regional development mode is partially consistent with geographic locations, which is a comprehensive effect of economy level, power industry, energy resources, technological development level, environmental awareness, etc. (4) Due to the existence of regional protection, provincial local incentives should be promulgated to break the GDP-driven development mode to realize coordination among the economy, power industry, and the environment.
Keywords: electric carbon productivity; Laspeyres decomposition; sustainable economic development electric carbon productivity; Laspeyres decomposition; sustainable economic development
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

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sun, W.; Cai, H.; Wang, Y. Refined Laspeyres Decomposition-Based Analysis of Relationship between Economy and Electric Carbon Productivity from the Provincial Perspective—Development Mode and Policy. Energies 2018, 11, 3426.

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]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top