China’s Industrial Energy Intensity: Regional Differences and Influencing Factors

TitleChina’s Industrial Energy Intensity: Regional Differences and Influencing Factors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJinkai Li, Bo Shen, Pei Miao, Yafeng Han, Jin Zhang
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences
Volume13
Issue17
Pagination3604-3607
KeywordsChina, energy intensity, industry
Abstract

The sustainable development of China’s economy has become a long-term strategy under the energy and environmental constraints. It is of significance to explore the changes and influencing factors of the industrial sector energy intensity for our energy reduction. By making use of 30 provinces and cities panel data, we conducted an empirical analysis of factors affecting industrial energy intensity. The results showed that the factors like firm size, institutional constraints, trade structure and economic development level have different impacts on the energy intensity in different regions.

DOI10.3923/jas.2013.3604.3607