Analysis of embodied energy and transfer emissions of China's import and export trade

Alun Gu*, Jiankun He, Lingling Zhou, Lan Yao, Bin Liu

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Abstract

For estimating recent export embodied energy and emissions in China, this paper calculated the export goods embodied energy and CO2 emissions in 2002, 2005 and 2007 using an input-output model and China input-output tables in 2002, 2005 and 2007. The results indicate that the import and export processing trade plays a significant role in calculating the embodied energy and CO2 emissions in China. The export embodied energy (carbon equivalent) increased from 209 Mt in 2002 to 591 Mt in 2005 in China, with its ratio to the total energy consumption increasing from 13.79% to 25.04%. The import embodied energy also shows a growth trend in China. The net export embodied energy has reached 261 Mtce in 2007, accounting for 9.3% of total energy consumption. China remains a major economy with a net export embodied energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1456-1459
Number of pages4
JournalQinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University
Volume50
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Embodied energy
  • Import and export trade
  • Input-output analysis

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