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Title       Changes in carbon intensity in Chin
            Empirical findings from 1980–2003
Source      Ecological Economics, Vol. 62, Issu
            May 2007, p. 683-691
Journal     Ecological Economics
Author      Ying Fan Lan-Cui Liu Gang Wu
            Hsien-Tang Tsai Yi-Ming Wei




Publisher   Elsevier
ISSN        0921-8009
Keyword     Carbon intensity Adaptive Weightin
            Divisia Index Energy intensity

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Abstract    China experienced sustainable, rap
            economic growth over the period
            1980–2003 but, at the same time,
            energy-related carbon intensity sho
            downward trend. It begs the quest
            therefore, what factors were driving
            decline in carbon intensity and will
            decline be maintained in future? Mo
            what measures can be adopted to e
            a continual decline in carbon intens
            These questions led to increased re
            in the factors governing CO 2 emissi
            China. This paper quantifies the dri
            force behind China's primary
            energy-related carbon intensity and
            measures the material production s
            final energy-related carbon intensit
            results show that the overwhelming
            contributor to the decline of energy
            carbon intensity was the reduction
            energy intensity. However, policies
            focus only on the decline in energy
            intensity are insufficient to further
            decrease carbon intensity. The cha
            primary energy mix can improve th
            decline of carbon intensity. This sho
            focus on the material production se
            development strategies and final en
            use. Greater emphasis should be gi
            secondary industry, which needs na
            and regional governments' policy su

				
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