Programs, Prices and Policies Towards Energy Conservation and Environmental Quality in China

35 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2014 Last revised: 8 Jul 2014

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ZhongXiang Zhang

Tianjin University - Ma Yinchu School of Economics

Date Written: July 3, 2014

Abstract

China has gradually recognized that the conventional path of encouraging economic growth at the expense of the environment cannot be sustained. It has to be changed. This article focuses on China’s efforts towards energy conservation and environmental quality. The article discusses a variety of programs, prices, market-based instruments, and other economic and industrial policies and measures targeted for energy saving and pollution cutting, and the associated implementation and reliability issues. The article ends with some concluding remarks and recommendations.

Keywords: Energy Saving, Environmental Quality, Low-Carbon Development, Power Generation, Energy Prices, Market-Based Instruments, Economic Policies, Industrial Policies, Resource Taxes, Implementation and Reliability, China

JEL Classification: H23, H71, O13, O53, P28, Q43, Q48, Q52, Q53, Q54, Q56, Q58

Suggested Citation

Zhang, ZhongXiang, Programs, Prices and Policies Towards Energy Conservation and Environmental Quality in China (July 3, 2014). FEEM Working Paper No. 60.2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2462030 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2462030

ZhongXiang Zhang (Contact Author)

Tianjin University - Ma Yinchu School of Economics ( email )

92 Weijin Road, Nankai District
Tianjin 300072
China
+86 22 87370560 (Phone)

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