Environmental Regulation, Structure of Energy Supply and Demand and Industrial Pollution
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › Not applicable › peer-review
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|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Journal / Publication||Journal of Environmental Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Dec 2018|
As a big province of coal production and consumption, Shanxi's environment problems are becoming increasingly prominent. By constructing the industrial pollution index using principal component analysis (PCA) and the data of Shanxi province, we utilize several time-series estimators including Fully-Modified OLS and Canonical Cointegration Regression to deal with the problems of serial correlation and endogeneity. The results show that the higher the share of coal production and consumption both increase the industrial pollution intensity. And the share of coal production causes more series negative externality to the environment. The resource-based economy reform significantly stimulates the decrease of industrial pollution intensity via adjusting the structure of coal energy production and consumption. Specifically, adjusting the share of coal consumption has higher potential to reduce industrial pollution intensity. Therefore, to accelerate the establishment of ecological civilization and achieve the goal of beautiful Shanxi, it is imperative to expand the investment of environmental governance and firmly implement the stringent environmental law to decline the industrial pollution directly. On the other hand, we should spare no effort to enforce and deepen the resource-oriented economic reform in Shanxi province. In the meantime, it is necessary to adjust the industrial structure and reduce the dependence of industrial economic development on the coal production and consumption. Another policy handle is to introduce the foreign investors with innovative ability and advanced production technology to set up factories. This measure can trigger the vitality of market entities, stimulate competitiveness of enterprise as well as optimize the production efficiency and quality of products. Only in this way can Shanxi province completely tackle the negative externalities in ecological environment.
- 环境规制, 工业污染排放强度, 引致效应, 煤炭供需结构, Environmental Regulation, Industrial Pollution Intensity, Regulation-induced Structure Break, Share of Coal Production/Consumption