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The analysis of the impacts of energy consumption on environment and public health in China

Yu Wang

Energy, 2010, vol. 35, issue 11, 4473-4479

Abstract: The emission parameters and expose–response functions of some pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and Inhalable Particulate Matter (PM10), were introduced to calculate the emission caused by energy consumption in various sectors and regions in China under different scenarios. The impacts of economic growth, population, and technology progress on energy consumption and on the environment were also analyzed. Finally, the economic value of public health damage caused by the changes of pollutants' concentration related to energy consumption under various scenarios, different regions and sectors in China was analyzed. The results show that the PM-10 and SO2 emissions and consequent health damage will increase significantly in the next 12 years. Thus, energy efficiency, population, economy, and urbanization are the main factors to be considered in this system.

Keywords: Energy consumption; Environment; Emission; Public health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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