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Influencing Factors of Companies’ Behavior for Mitigation: A Discussion within the Context of Emission Trading Scheme

School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 414; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020414
Received: 15 December 2017 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 6 February 2018
China built pilot carbon emission trading schemes in seven regions and established a national carbon trading market in electricity sector in December 2017. This study conducted a questionnaire survey of 570 companies in 29 regions nationwide and found that companies still need to improve mitigation measures regarding fossil fuel combustion, production technology, output adjustment and environmental management. By establishing regression models, influencing factors of carbon emission reduction are identified. Pilot emission trading policy has a significant impact on company emission reduction behaviors. Companies inside or outside the pilot region respond differently to the influencing factors. Companies inside emphasize more on energy price and mitigation potential, while enterprises outside pay more attention to investment and familiarity with technology and policy. View Full-Text
Keywords: emission trading scheme; carbon emission reduction; company behavior; influencing factors emission trading scheme; carbon emission reduction; company behavior; influencing factors
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Chen, Y.; Sun, Y.; Wang, C. Influencing Factors of Companies’ Behavior for Mitigation: A Discussion within the Context of Emission Trading Scheme. Sustainability 2018, 10, 414.

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