Nationwide Evaluation of Urban Energy System Resilience in China Using a Comprehensive Index Method
Ronald Wennersten and
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Ziyi Wang: Institute of Thermal Science and Technology, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Zengqiao Chen: School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Cuiping Ma: Institute of Thermal Science and Technology, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Ronald Wennersten: Institute of Thermal Science and Technology, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Qie Sun: Institute for Advanced Technology, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Sustainability, 2022, vol. 14, issue 4, 1-36
The carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals for China signify a critical time of energy transition in which energy resilience is a vital issue. Therefore, a comprehensive evaluation of urban energy system resilience (UESR) is important for establishing a theoretical foundation. To this end, in this paper, 309 Chinese cities were evaluated using a comprehensive UESR assessment framework composed of 113 indices that measured vulnerability and capabilities of resistance and restoration. The results showed that China’s UESR is distributed unevenly and that cities in the eastern region generally have higher resilience than those in other regions. The minimum and maximum UESR results corresponded to Tibet and Shandong, respectively, at the provincial level and Rikaze and Weifang, respectively, at the city level. Regression analysis showed a positive correlation among UESR, carbon dioxide emissions, and GDP.
Keywords: urban energy system resilience; comprehensive index method; resilience evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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