Journal article

Industrial Energy Consumption in Northeast China under the Revitalisation Strategy: A Decomposition and Policy Analysis

He Li, Kevin Lo, Mark Wang, Pingyu Zhang, Longyi Xue

Energies | MDPI AG | Published : 2016


While previous studies have examined China’s changing industrial energy consumption at the national level, this study argues that it is more useful, from a policy standpoint, to conduct a regional-level analysis owing to the significant regional disparity in industrialisation in the country. This study focuses particularly on Northeast China, where the implementation of the Northeast Revitalisation Strategy in 2003 has contributed to rapid reindustrialisation, which has a serious implication for industrial energy consumption. We decompose the region’s energy consumption changes into activity, structure, and intensity effects. Our results show that the intensity effect is not the only negativ..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41001097 and 41571152) and China Scholarship Council.