Method Research on Assessment of Regional Energy Consumption and Air Pollutants Emission – A Case Study
Low energy efficiency, energy shortage and energy related environmental issues are the important limiting factors for the development of China. As a developed province, high economic growth has had huge implications for great energy consumption and produced significant air pollutants in Shandong. REPI model is introduced to analyze the evolution of the performance of energy consumption, emissions of SO2, soot and industrial dust in Shandong over the past 12 years. Energy saving index of Shandong kept going up since 1997 and surpassed 1 in 2002, which means the obvious decrease of energy efficiency. SO2 saving index was greater than 1 in 1997-2002 then less than 1 in 2003-2008, which shows SO2 control in Shandong is significant. The saving index of soot and industrial dust kept much less than 1, which means the reduction of these two air pollutants are much better than China average level in the study period. Though the saving indexes of SO2, soot and industrial dust are all less than 1 after 2002, which show the reduction of these pollutants are above China average level, we should still be aware for the massive emissions of these pollutants. To balance economic development, energy saving as well as pollutants reduction, Shandong is faced with huge pressure.
Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun
X. L. Yuan et al., "Method Research on Assessment of Regional Energy Consumption and Air Pollutants Emission – A Case Study", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 616-622, 2010