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New provincial CO_2 emission inventories in China based on apparent energy consumption data and updated emission factors

Shan, Yuli and Liu, Jianghua and Liu, Zhu and Xu, Xinwanghao and Shao, Shuai and Wang, Peng and Guan, Dabo (2016) New provincial CO_2 emission inventories in China based on apparent energy consumption data and updated emission factors. Applied Energy, 184 . pp. 742-750. ISSN 0306-2619. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170105-092809284

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Abstract

This study employs “apparent energy consumption” approach and updated emissions factors to re-calculate Chinese provincial CO_2 emissions during 2000–2012 to reduce the uncertainty in Chinese CO_2 emission estimates for the first time. The study presents the changing emission-socioeconomic features of each provinces as well. The results indicate that Chinese provincial aggregated CO_2 emissions calculated by the apparent energy consumption and updated emissions factors are coincident with the national emissions estimated by the same approach, which are 12.69% smaller than the one calculated by the traditional approach and IPCC default emission factors. The provincial aggregated CO_2 emissions increased from 3160 million tonnes in 2000 to 8583 million tonnes in 2012. During the period, Shandong province contributed most to national emissions accumulatively (with an average percentage of 10.35%), followed by Liaoning (6.69%), Hebei (6.69%) and Shanxi provinces (6.25%). Most of the CO_2 emissions were from raw coal, which is primarily burned in the thermal power sector. The analyses of per capita emissions and emission intensity in 2012 indicates that provinces located in the northwest and north had higher per capita CO_2 emissions and emission intensities than the central and southeast coastal regions. Understanding the emissions and emission-socioeconomic characteristics of different provinces is critical for developing mitigation strategies.


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Additional Information:© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Received 12 December 2015, Revised 28 February 2016, Accepted 17 March 2016, Available online 24 March 2016.
Group:Resnick Sustainability Institute
Subject Keywords:CO_2 emissions accounting; Emissions socioeconomics; Energy flows; Chinese provinces
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Official Citation:Yuli Shan, Jianghua Liu, Zhu Liu, Xinwanghao Xu, Shuai Shao, Peng Wang, Dabo Guan, New provincial CO2 emission inventories in China based on apparent energy consumption data and updated emission factors, Applied Energy, Volume 184, 15 December 2016, Pages 742-750, ISSN 0306-2619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.073. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261916303932)
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