Decoupling Analysis of Economic Growth and Total Primary Energy Supply for the BRICS: 1971-2008
The decoupling conditions of GDP and Total Primary Energy Supply (TPES) for the BRICS in the period 1971-2008 were analyzed. It is concluded that in the studied period, the decoupling indicators of China and Russia are relatively higher than that of Brazil, South Africa and India. The BRICS’s decoupling distribution is similar to China, because China accounts for most part of TPES and GDP of the BRICS. To restrain the total resource or energy consumption from increasing too fast, it is suggested to match the indicators of GDP growth and the decreasing rate of resource consumption per unit of GDP appropriately.
Aimin Yang, Jingguo Qu and Xilong Qu
H. M. Wang et al., "Decoupling Analysis of Economic Growth and Total Primary Energy Supply for the BRICS: 1971-2008", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 84-85, pp. 765-769, 2011