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Comprehensive Evaluation of the New Energy Power Generation Development at the Regional Level: An Empirical Analysis from China

by Xiaoye Jin 1,*, Meiying Li 2 and Fansheng Meng 1,*
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School of Economics and Management, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Accounting College, Harbin University of Commerce, Harbin 150001, China
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Energies 2019, 12(23), 4580; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12234580
Received: 5 November 2019 / Revised: 27 November 2019 / Accepted: 28 November 2019 / Published: 1 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Energy)
In order to build an environment-friendly society and realize the coordinated allocation and effective utilization of resources and finally achieve China’s energy supply security, it is imperative to vigorously develop new energy sources. This study establishes a four-level new energy power generation (NEPG) development index system from multiple dimensions. Taking the installed capacity and generating capacity of China’s NEPG in 2016 and 2017 as samples, we used the improved entropy method, to analyze the development of different types of NEPG among 31 provinces from three aspects: absolute value, relative value, and incremental value. Finally, we comprehensively evaluated the NEPG development in each province. The empirical analysis shows that the spatial distribution of NEPG development in China is uneven, the growth rate is different, the development gap is obvious, and the development efficiency is quite different. View Full-Text
Keywords: NEPG; development; improved entropy method; Pearson correlation; K-means clustering NEPG; development; improved entropy method; Pearson correlation; K-means clustering
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Jin, X.; Li, M.; Meng, F. Comprehensive Evaluation of the New Energy Power Generation Development at the Regional Level: An Empirical Analysis from China. Energies 2019, 12, 4580.

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