Jianting Lin · Changxin Xu
Environmental regulations are the key measure by which governments achieve sustainable environmental and economic development. This study aimed to determine the direct and indirect impacts of environmental regulations on total factor energy efficiency of regions in China. Since regions have different levels of economic development and resource endowment, we used the slacks-based measure (SBM)-undesirable model to calculate total factor energy efficiency considering regional technology heterogeneity and examined the regional impacts of environmental regulation on this efficiency using the Tobit regression model. A positive direct impact was generated in the eastern region of China by the forced mechanism, which forced enterprises to reduce fossil fuel energy demand and increase clean energy consumption; whereas a negative direct impact was generated in the middle and western regions owing to the green paradox, which is the observation that expected stringent environmental regulation prompts energy owners to accelerate resource extraction. Moreover, indirect impacts through technological progress and foreign direct investment were taken into account in the model, and the results show that the indirect impacts vary across regions. A logical response to these findings would be to develop different policies for different regions.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: A Panel Cointegration Analysis for 16 Asian Countries
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111436)
This research investigates the co-movement and causality relationships between greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and economic growth for 16 Asian countries over the period 1990–2012. The empirical findings suggest that in the long run, bid...

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Economic and Environmental Study of Wineries Powered by Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems in Spain
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10020222)
This research developed a system that can make factories more independent from the grid. The system enhances efficiency since factory operation is powered by the renewable energy generated during the production process. Winemaking is a key sector tha...

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Energy Rebound as a Potential Threat to a Low-Carbon Future: Findings from a New Exergy-Based National-Level Rebound Approach
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10010051)
150 years ago, Stanley Jevons introduced the concept of energy rebound: that anticipated energy efficiency savings may be “taken back” by behavioural responses. This is an important issue today because, if energy rebound is significant, this would ha...

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Assessing Energy Efficiency of Compression Heat Pumps in Drying Processes when Zeotropic Hydrocarbon Mixtures are Used as Working Agents
MATEC Web of Conferences 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20167302015)
Presents the results of studies of innovative materials in the field of renewable energy.The paper proposes a design and a formula for assessing energy efficiency of the heat pump air dryer, which uses zeotropic hydrocarbon mixtures of saturated hydr...

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Green and Clean: Reviewing the Justification of Claims for Nanomaterials from a Sustainability Point of View
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030689)
Nanotechnology is an emerging technology with the potential to contribute towards sustainability. However, there are growing concerns about the potential environmental and human health impacts of nanomaterials. Clearly, nanomaterials have advantages ...

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Household Energy Consumption Behaviour for Different Demographic Regions in Thailand from 2000 to 2010
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122328)
Since 1995, the residential sector has been a fast-growing energy consumption sector in Thailand. This sector contributes dramatically to the growth of Thailand’s electricity and oil demand. Our study analysed Thailand’s residential energy consumptio...

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Solar Energy for a Solvent Recovery Stage in a Biodiesel Production Process
International Journal of Photoenergy 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/1048095)
Recent research and development of clean energy have become essential due to the global climate change problem, which is caused largely by fossil fuels burning. Therefore, biodiesel, a renewable and ecofriendly biofuel with less environmental impact ...

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Scheduling Energy Efficient Data Centers Using Renewable Energy
Electronics 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics5040071)
This work presents a multi-objective approach for scheduling energy consumption in data centers considering traditional and green energy data sources. This problem is addressed as a whole by simultaneously scheduling the state of the servers and the ...

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