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Energies 2019, 12(2), 237; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12020237

Emission Reduction and Energy Performance Improvement with Different Regional Treatment Intensity in China

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School of economic management, Changzhou vocational institute of mechatronic technology, No.26 Middle Mingxing Road, Wujin District, Changzhou 213164, China
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Department of Economics, Soochow University, 56, Kueiyang St., Sec. 1, Taipei 10048, Taiwan
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School of Business, Soochow University, No.50 Donghuan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou 215021, China
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Received: 27 November 2018 / Revised: 29 December 2018 / Accepted: 10 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
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China’s industrial sector, which has a significant position in the world, is the main sector of China’s energy consumption and waste gas emission. China’s government has promulgated a Guiding Opinion, setting key regions to establish an emission reduction target of air pollutants during the 12th five year plan (2011–2015). Thus, there is a different regional treatment of industrial waste gas in China. This study considers the waste gas treatment expenditure as a new input and employs the non-radial directional distance function in the framework of the meta-frontier model to investigate the energy and emission reduction performance of China’s industrial sectors. The study is aimed at finding a significant and expanded technical gap between key and non-key regions in the energy and emission reduction efficiencies. The empirical result presents an effective method to improve the performance by increasing the emission treatment expenditure to reduce emissions. View Full-Text
Keywords: emission reduction; energy-saving; performance improvement; meta-frontier; non-radial directional distance function; China’s industrial sector emission reduction; energy-saving; performance improvement; meta-frontier; non-radial directional distance function; China’s industrial sector
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Teng, X.; Lu, D.; Chiu, Y.-H. Emission Reduction and Energy Performance Improvement with Different Regional Treatment Intensity in China. Energies 2019, 12, 237.

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