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Application of AIM/Enduse Model to China

  • Xiulian Hu
  • Kejun Jiang
  • Hongwei Yang

Abstract

Along with rapid economic growth, as a nation, China has become the second highest consumer of energy in the world and the greatest emitter of CO2. The amount of future CO2 emissions in China and the means of reducing these emissions are currently important issues to resolve. Base on sectoral and technological information, this study analyzed future CO2 emissions scenarios with respect to several cases and assessed the effects of different policy options using the AIM/Country model. It also analyzed CO2 reduction costs for various sectors. From the results, it was found that CO2 emissions will increase along with the rapid economic development in China, but it is possible to gradually minimize the growth rate of CO2 emissions through technological progress directed towards efficient markets and the adoption of policies for CO2 reduction. Technological progress plays a key role in CO2 emissions mitigation and local air pollution abatement.

Keywords

Technological Progress Transport Sector Freight Transport Coke Coal Residential Sector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiulian Hu
    • 1
  • Kejun Jiang
    • 1
  • Hongwei Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Research Institute, State Development Planning CommissionBeijingChina

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