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The Impact of Energy Substitution on the Output Efficiency of the Industrial Economy

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DOI: 10.23977/erej.2022.060404 | Downloads: 17 | Views: 745


Liang Zhang 1


1 School of Management, Shanghai University, China

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Liang Zhang


As China's industrial economy enters a phase of rapid growth rate shifting, structural adjustment, and new energy development, recent changes in growth momentum are required to support the shift from high-speed growth to high-quality development. Based on the input-output model, CD production functions are employed to assess the feasibility of a transition from raw coal, crude oil, to clean energy sources (wind power, hydropower, photovoltaic generation, and nuclear power). The study also assesses the feasibility of an energy transition in five provinces under the Southern Power Grid between 2000 and 2018. According to the study, fossil energy remains the primary driving force for industrial development in the current energy technology environment. Clean energy cannot fully replace fossil energy in the short term. Moreover, the output benefits of clean energy are different in different regions based on the level of per capita income.


Energy substitution, CD production functions, Output efficiency


Liang Zhang, The Impact of Energy Substitution on the Output Efficiency of the Industrial Economy. Environment, Resource and Ecology Journal (2022) Vol. 6: 23-30. DOI:


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