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Nexus Between Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in China: From the Perspective of Embodied Energy Imports and Exports
China University of Petroleum - Beijing.
CNOOC Research Institute.
China University of Petroleum - Beijing.
University of Liverpool. (Management School)
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2016 (English)In: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, ISSN 1558-0938, Vol. 52, no 6, 1298-1304 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The nexus between energy consumption and economic growth in China is analyzed from the perspective of embodied energy imports and exports in this article. The research results suggest that China is a net embodied energy exporter and it is the inevitable result of China’s present economic development model. Exporting embodied energy contributes significantly to China’s economic development, and the trade-off costs of employment, trade surplus and government tax for China to reduce embodied energy exports are very high. China is bound by its own policies and unable to radically change its embodied energy exporting position within the foreseeable future.

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2016. Vol. 52, no 6, 1298-1304 p.
Keyword [en]
economic growth, embodied energy, energy consumption, international trade
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Energy Systems Economics Business Administration
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Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295111DOI: 10.1080/1540496X.2016.1152791ISI: 000379426300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295111DiVA: diva2:932966
Available from: 2016-06-02 Created: 2016-06-02 Last updated: 2016-08-10Bibliographically approved

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