Qiang Liu · Yi Chen · Chuan Tian · Xiao-Qi Zheng · Jun-Feng Li

Meteorology. Climatology | Social Sciences

In recent years, there have been considerable developments in energy provision with the growing improvements in energy supply security and support systems in China. However, China's energy system continues to retain a high-carbon feature where coal dominates energy production and consumption, which has led to the rapid growth of greenhouse gas emissions and associated serious environmental pollution. It has therefore become an important task for China to consider how to promote the low-carbon development of energy system. This paper summarized the basic trends and challenges for development of low-carbon energy system in China and studied the primary energy consumption and carbon emissions in different scenarios at 10-year intervals between 2010 and 2050. The analysis showed that controlling coal consumption will have an important influence on the control of total carbon emissions and of carbon emission peaking; promotion of non-fossil fuel energies will offer a growing contribution to a low-carbon transition in the medium and long term; the development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage will play a key role in realizing a deep decarbonization pathway, particularly after 2030; and the establishment of a low-carbon power system is crucial for the achievement of low-carbon energy transition. Finally, the strategic considerations and policy suggestions on the development of low-carbon energy systems in China are explored.

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Managing Risk Aversion for Low-Carbon Supply Chains with Emission Abatement Outsourcing
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020367)
Reducing carbon emissions, including emission abatement outsourcing at the supply-chain level, is becoming a significant but challenging problem in practice. Confronting this challenge, we therefore break down the practice to focus on a low-carbon su...

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Assessment of SIP Buildings for Sustainable Development in Rural China Using AHP-Grey Correlation Analysis
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111292)
Traditional rural residential construction has the problems of high energy consumption and severe pollution. In general, with sustainable development in the construction industry, rural residential construction should be aimed towards low energy cons...

Pricing, Carbon Emission Reduction, Low-Carbon Promotion and Returning Decision in a Closed-Loop Supply Chain under Vertical and Horizontal Cooperation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111332)
In this paper, we examine the influences of vertical and horizontal cooperation models on the optimal decisions and performance of a low-carbon closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) with a manufacturer and two retailers, and study optimal operation in the ...

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Multi-Objective Optimization for Energy Performance Improvement of Residential Buildings: A Comparative Study
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10020245)
Numerous conflicting criteria exist in building design optimization, such as energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission and indoor thermal performance. Different simulation-based optimization strategies and various optimization algorithms have been ...

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An Empirical Study on China’s Energy Supply-and-Demand Model Considering Carbon Emission Peak Constraints in 2030
Engineering 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENG.2017.04.019)
China’s energy supply-and-demand model and two related carbon emission scenarios, including a planned peak scenario and an advanced peak scenario, are designed taking into consideration China’s economic development, technological progress, policies, ...

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Research on Price of Railway Freight Based on Low-Carbon Economy
Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/6209618)
Transportation is one of the major energy consumption and carbon emission industries. Railway transport is a typical low-carbon transport. To accelerate the green low-carbon transportation development and improve the railway market share, this paper ...

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Environmental impacts of adobe as a building material: The north cyprus traditional building case
Case Studies in Construction Materials 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2015.12.001)
The urgency of global climate change has drawn significant attention to the building industry over the last few years. Today, the building sector is responsible for the emission of about 23–40% of the world greenhouse gases. This is plausible owing t...

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Feasibility Analyses of Developing Low Carbon City with Hybrid Energy Systems in China: The Case of Shenzhen
Sustainability 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8050452)
As the largest carbon emission source in China, the power sector grows rapidly owing to the country’s unprecedented urbanization and industrialization processes. In order to explore a low carbon urbanization pathway by reducing carbon emissions of th...

New Coal-Fired Plants Jeopardise Paris Agreement
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9020168)
Global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak soon and be reduced practically to zero in the second half of this century in order to not exceed the climate targets adopted in the Paris Agreement. However, there are currently numerous coal-fired power ...

Carbon Reduction Strategies Based on an NW Small-World Network with a Progressive Carbon Tax
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9101747)
There is an increasingly urgent need to reduce carbon emissions. Devising effective carbon tax policies has become an important research topic. It is necessary to explore carbon reduction strategies based on the design of carbon tax elements. In this...

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Urban Distribution Mode Selection under Low Carbon Economy—A Case Study of Guangzhou City
Sustainability 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8070673)
In the transformation of urban distribution industry, the problem of enterprises generally retaining a self-distribution mode is highlighted, and it is not conducive for enterprises to develop core business. Around the hot issue of climate change, bu...

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Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Multiple Vehicle Fuel Pathways in China
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122183)
The Tsinghua University Life Cycle Analysis Model (TLCAM) is applied to calculate the life cycle fossil energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for more than 20 vehicle fuel pathways in China. In addition to conventional gasoline and di...

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Cradle to grave GHG emissions analysis of shale gas hydraulic fracking in Western Australia
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/rees/2017014)
Western Australia has globally significant onshore gas resources, with over 280 trillion cubic feet of economically recoverable gas located in five shale basins. The Western Australian Government and gas industry have promoted the development of thes...

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Low-Carbon Communities between Vision and Implementation The Case of Borg Al Arab
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.21622/resd.2017.03.1.128)

Several cities are facing the problem of running-out of fossil fuels and are contributed to an estimated 70% of the world’s energy-related greenhouse gases (GHGs). Consequently, there is a tremendous need for low-carbon communities which will lead...


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