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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 8th Annual Conference of Energy Economics and Management"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Liexun Yang

Department of Management Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing 100085, China
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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Xinye Zheng

School of Applied Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
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Interests: energy economics; public economics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zhan-Ming Chen

School of Applied Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
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Interests: energy economics; ecological economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will consist of selected papers from the 8th Annual Conference of Energy Economics and Management, a large conference held in Beijing, China, 22–24 September 2017. The topic of this conference will be “Energy Transition of China: Opportunities and Challenges”. This conference is co-hosted by the Management Science Department of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Society of Energy Economics and Management (under SCOPE), and Renmin University of China.

This conference is one of the leading conferences in China for presenting novel and fundamental advances in energy economics and management for policy decision making. The purpose of this conference is for scientists, scholars, engineers, and graduate students from universities and research institutes to present ongoing research activities in order to exchange research ideas in the area of energy economics and management. This conference provides opportunities for delegates to exchange new working papers and application experiences, face-to-face, in order to establish research or collaboration relations. The scope of this Special Issue encompasses topics related to energy economics and management at both the macro- and micro-levels.

For more information about the 8th Annual Conference of Energy Economics and Management please click on: www.cseem.cn.

Prof. Dr. Liexun Yang
Prof. Dr. Xinye Zheng
Prof. Dr. Zhan-Ming Chen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • energy transition
  • reform of energy industry
  • energy efficiency and conservation
  • energy economics
  • climate change economics
  • carbon trading market
  • low carbon development pathway
  • energy finance
  • energy trade
  • energy security
  • policies in new energy industry
  • innovation in energy technology
  • energy poverty and health
  • energy systems modelling
  • integrated energy evaluation model
  • environmental economics
  • green development
  • household energy consumption
  • low-carbon consumption behavior
  • energy management and policy making based on big data

Published Papers (7 papers)

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The Co-Movement and Asymmetry between Energy and Grain Prices: Evidence from the Crude Oil and Corn Markets
Energies 2019, 12(7), 1373; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12071373
Received: 27 February 2019 / Revised: 30 March 2019 / Accepted: 3 April 2019 / Published: 9 April 2019
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This paper investigates the co-movement and asymmetric interactions between energy and grain prices, based on the evidence from the crude oil and corn markets, the most important energy and grain markets, respectively. Time series analysis indicates that there is a consistent trend between [...] Read more.
This paper investigates the co-movement and asymmetric interactions between energy and grain prices, based on the evidence from the crude oil and corn markets, the most important energy and grain markets, respectively. Time series analysis indicates that there is a consistent trend between the crude oil price and corn price with a significant positive correlation coefficient 0.7471 during the sampling period, from January 2008 to February 2016. In addition, we find that there is a long-run equilibrium relationship between the two commodities’ prices. Moreover, while linear Granger causality tests suggest that there is a two-way Granger causality relationship between the price changes in the two markets, non-linear Granger causality tests suggest that there is only a one-way causality relationship from corn to oil price. However, both linear and non-linear Granger causality tests indicate the asymmetry of causality relationship between the two markets (the price change in corn market can more significantly Granger cause the change in crude oil market). Further analysis suggests that the contribution of the corn market to price discovery in a large commodity market is larger than that of the crude oil market. Full article
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SWOT Analysis for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Rural Buildings: A Case Study of China
Energies 2018, 11(4), 851; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040851
Received: 14 March 2018 / Revised: 31 March 2018 / Accepted: 3 April 2018 / Published: 5 April 2018
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Over half of China’s total energy consumption is attributed to rural buildings. However, unlike the research into urban areas, few studies have explored the problems of building energy efficiency (BEE) in rural China. This study aims to establish an appropriate strategic plan for [...] Read more.
Over half of China’s total energy consumption is attributed to rural buildings. However, unlike the research into urban areas, few studies have explored the problems of building energy efficiency (BEE) in rural China. This study aims to establish an appropriate strategic plan for promoting rural BEE (RBEE) in China by conducting a strength-weakness-opportunity-threat (SWOT) analysis. Analysis data are obtained from multiple sources, including a comprehensive literature review, governmental reports, related regulations, and semi-structured interviews with a number of critical stakeholders. A matrix of the SWOT analysis is derived to reveal the drivers and barriers in the course of implementing RBEE. Five critical strategies are proposed. We also attempt to explore the internal and external conditions of RBEE in China, which can contribute to the customization and prioritization of policy recommendations for the Chinese government. Full article
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The Recurrence Interval Difference of Power Load in Heavy/Light Industries of China
Energies 2018, 11(1), 106; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11010106
Received: 25 October 2017 / Revised: 10 December 2017 / Accepted: 31 December 2017 / Published: 3 January 2018
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The significant fluctuation of industrial electricity consumption has a high impact on power load, which makes the research on recurrence intervals between extreme events of theoretical and practical significance. The study uses a high-frequency data of heavy and light industries and employs recurrence [...] Read more.
The significant fluctuation of industrial electricity consumption has a high impact on power load, which makes the research on recurrence intervals between extreme events of theoretical and practical significance. The study uses a high-frequency data of heavy and light industries and employs recurrence interval analysis in different thresholds. We find that the reoccurrence interval of volatility can fit with the stretched exponential function and the probability density functions of recurrence intervals in various thresholds shows a scaling behavior. Then, the conditional probability density function and the multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis demonstrate the existence of short-range correlation, long-range correlation, and multifractal properties, respectively. We further construct a hazard function, introduce recurrence intervals into VaR calculation and establish a functional relationship between average recurrence interval and threshold. Following this result, we also shed light on policy discussion for multi-industrial electricity supply management. Full article
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Does Dynamic Efficiency of Public Policy Promote Export Prformance? Evidence from Bioenergy Technology Sector
Energies 2017, 10(12), 2131; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10122131
Received: 27 October 2017 / Revised: 5 December 2017 / Accepted: 5 December 2017 / Published: 14 December 2017
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This study examines how the dynamic efficiency of public policy influences the export performance of bioenergy technologies in the short and long run using panel data over the 1995–2012 period for 16 countries that are members of the OECD. Various dynamic panel framework [...] Read more.
This study examines how the dynamic efficiency of public policy influences the export performance of bioenergy technologies in the short and long run using panel data over the 1995–2012 period for 16 countries that are members of the OECD. Various dynamic panel framework tests to check data characteristics are performed. The study found evidence of co-movement among the series, and set up the panel vector error correction mechanism to evaluate the short- and long-run Granger-causality between the following variables: dynamic efficiency of public policy, export, and environmental policy stringency. This study highlighted positive effects of the dynamic efficiency of public policy and environmental policy efforts on exports in both the short and long run. This study proposes policy considerations based on its results. Full article
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Wide Area Coordinated Control of Multi-FACTS Devices to Damp Power System Oscillations
Energies 2017, 10(12), 2130; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10122130
Received: 3 November 2017 / Revised: 30 November 2017 / Accepted: 5 December 2017 / Published: 14 December 2017
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Aiming at damping the inter-area oscillations of power systems, the present study proposes a wide-area decentralized coordinated control framework, where the upper-level controller is designed to coordinate the lower-level multiple FACTS devices. Based on the polytopic differential inclusion method, the derived controller adopts [...] Read more.
Aiming at damping the inter-area oscillations of power systems, the present study proposes a wide-area decentralized coordinated control framework, where the upper-level controller is designed to coordinate the lower-level multiple FACTS devices. Based on the polytopic differential inclusion method, the derived controller adopts a decentralized structure and it is guaranteed to be robust to meet the demand of operation under multiple operating conditions. Since time delay of wide area signal transmission is inevitable, in what follows, the quantum evolution algorithm (QEA) method is introduced to find an optimal solution of the time-delay coordinated controller. In this regard, the stability of the system with a prescribed time delay is guaranteed and the system damping ratio is increased. Effectiveness and applicability of the proposed controller design methods have been demonstrated through numerical simulations. Full article
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Research on CO2 Emission Reduction Mechanism of China’s Iron and Steel Industry under Various Emission Reduction Policies
Energies 2017, 10(12), 2026; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10122026
Received: 11 October 2017 / Revised: 17 November 2017 / Accepted: 22 November 2017 / Published: 1 December 2017
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In this paper, a two-stage dynamic game model of China’s iron and steel industry is constructed. Carbon tax levy, product subsidy, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and other factors are included in the emission reduction mechanism. The effects of emissions reduction and the [...] Read more.
In this paper, a two-stage dynamic game model of China’s iron and steel industry is constructed. Carbon tax levy, product subsidy, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and other factors are included in the emission reduction mechanism. The effects of emissions reduction and the economic impact of China’s overall steel industry (and that of its six main regions) are investigated for the first time under different scenarios. As new findings, we report the following: (1) Not all factors declined. The overall social welfare, consumer surplus, output and emissions decrease with a gradual increase in the reduction target, whereas the carbon tax value, unit value of product subsidies and total subsidies show a rising trend; (2) A combination of multiple emissions reduction policies is more effective than a single policy. With the implementation of a combined policy, regional output polarization has eased; (3) Steel output does not exceed 950 million tons, far below the current peak. These results will help the industry to formulate reasonable emissions reduction and output targets. In short, in effort to eliminate industry poverty and to alleviate overcapacity, the industry should not only adopt the various coordinated reduction policies, but also fully consider regional differences and reduction needs. Full article
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Coal Supply Chains: A Whole-Process-Based Measurement of Carbon Emissions in a Mining City of China
Energies 2017, 10(11), 1855; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10111855
Received: 10 October 2017 / Revised: 7 November 2017 / Accepted: 9 November 2017 / Published: 13 November 2017
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The purpose of the study is to understand the carbon emissions in the coal supply chains of a mining city. The paper employed a conceptual methodology for the estimation of carbon emissions in the four processes of coal mining, selection and washing, transportation [...] Read more.
The purpose of the study is to understand the carbon emissions in the coal supply chains of a mining city. The paper employed a conceptual methodology for the estimation of carbon emissions in the four processes of coal mining, selection and washing, transportation and consumption. The results show that the total carbon emission of the coal supply chain in Wu’an is up to 3.51 × 1010 kg and is mainly sourced from the coal mining and consumption, respectively accounting for 13.10% and 84.62%, which indicates that deep coal processing plays a more critical determinant in coal production and consumption. Among the pillar industries, the carbon emissions from the steel industry accounts for 85.41% of the total in the coal consumption process, which indicates that the structure of carbon emissions is dependent on the local industrial structure. Additionally, the carbon directly from CO2 accounts for 89.46%. Our study is not only to be able to supply references for the formulation strategy of a low carbon city, but also to provide a new approach to urban development patterns with a new view for coal resource management. Full article
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