Comparative study of energy consumption and CO2 emissions between Beijing and London

Zhihua Cai, Xunmin Ou*, Xu Zhang, Xiliang Zhang, Jiankun He, Yangang Xing

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From the view of geographic location, climate and population status, this paper makes a comparative study of the economy structure, transport system, energy supply and carbon emissions among a few cities, especially between Beijing and London, two mega-cities in the world. The developed tertiary industry, consummate transport system and low-carbon energy supply system in London can be referenced to assist Beijing in establishing a low-carbon development pathway. The difference in the statistical coverage of population between these two cities also brings about the divergence of energy consumption per capita and CO2 emissions per capita between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalFrontiers in Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Beijing
  • CO emissions
  • energy consumption
  • London
  • low-carbon development


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