ABSTRACT

Xu, L.N.; Li, Y.N.; Chen, S.Z., and Yang, X.F., 2020. Analyzing impact factors of energy consumption in Yellow River Basin of China--Taking Shanxi Province as an example. In: Bai, X. and Zhou, H. (eds.), Advances in Water Resources, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Development. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 115, pp. 539-542. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

This study selects population, GDP, industrial structure, urbanization rate and energy price as variables and analyses impact factors of the energy consumption using co-integration method during 1980-2018 period of Shanxi Province in Yellow River Basin of China. The results show that population, GDP, industrial structure and urbanization rate all promote the energy consumption, GDP is the most prominent factors, population has a smaller positive effect than GDP, and energy price could reduce energy consumption. Finally, some of policies such as improving energy using efficiency, optimizing industrial structure and promoting the process of energy price market reform are proposed to reduce energy consumption.

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