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1 June 2014 Increased CO2 Emissions from Energy Consumption Based on Three-Level Nested I-O Structural Decomposition Analysis for Beijing
Zhang Wang, Shen Yuming, Zhou Yueyun
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The first task in ensuring a reduction in CO2 emissions is to quantitatively measure the factors and their effect size on increasing CO2 emissions due to fossil fuel consumption. An extension of the buying and import-noncompetition economy-energy-CO2 emission input-output model was designed to analyze CO2 emission increases for Beijing from 1997–2007. The increase in CO2 emissions because of energy consumption was broken down into nine kinds of effects including the change in energy consumption intensity and structure, and economic scale expansion. We found that the effect of economic scale expansion such as consumption investment, export and selling were the main factors increasing CO2 emissions. The effect of the change in energy consumption intensity was the dominant factor reducing CO2 emissions. CO2 emissions increased rapidly from 2002. The first increase in carbon emissions was related to the service industry, adjustment in industrial structure and the priority given to tertiary industries. High energy consumption manufacturing was the industrial branch driving CO2 emissions; the main industry driving CO2 emission reductions was the energy industry. The new round of industrialization with ‘high carbon’ features meant that CO2 emissions increased rapidly from 2002–2007. The quantity and direction of the nine focal effects varied across industries and different industrial sectors.

Zhang Wang, Shen Yuming, and Zhou Yueyun "Increased CO2 Emissions from Energy Consumption Based on Three-Level Nested I-O Structural Decomposition Analysis for Beijing," Journal of Resources and Ecology 5(2), 115-122, (1 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2014.02.003
Received: 25 March 2014; Accepted: 1 April 2014; Published: 1 June 2014
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Beijing
carbon dioxide emissions
energy consumption
I-O SDA method
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