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A study on the spatial distribution of the renewable energy industries in China and their driving factors
Wang, Qiang1,2,3; Kwan, Mei-Po4,5; Fan, Jie6,7; Zhou, Kan6,7; Wang, Ya-Fei6,7
2019-08-01
Source PublicationRENEWABLE ENERGY
ISSN0960-1481
Volume139Pages:161-175
Corresponding AuthorFan, Jie(fanj@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractExamining the spatial distribution of the renewable energy industries (REls) at the county-level and their driving factors is critical for appropriate future policy-making. However, there have been very few studies on this issue to date in China. From a geographical perspective, this study uses the data of the total number and generating capacity of renewable energy plants at the county-level to investigate the spatial distribution patterns of China's REls, and analyzes their driving factors. The results show that the past decade has witnessed unprecedented development in renewable energy technologies in China, and REls are constantly springing up in the southwestern and northwestern China, exhibiting a "double-core" spatial pattern. Furthermore, this distribution pattern significantly exhibits resource-dependent and policy-led characteristics, namely, environmental conditions, the abundance of renewable resources and supportive policies are the crucial factors in the clustering of the REls in China. In addition, as a powerful stimulus to the development of renewable energy economy, the effect of governmental policy significantly varies among different REls, and a spatial mismatch between the abundance of renewable resources and local governmental development policies is identified, especially for the wind and solar power industries. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordRenewable energy industries Regional variations Spatial distribution County-level China
DOI10.1016/j.renene.2019.02.063
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE ; 12TH 5-YEAR ; POLICIES ; CONSUMPTION ; INVESTMENT ; COUNTRIES ; IMPACT ; RISK ; GEOPOLITICS ; FRAMEWORK
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41671126] ; Science and Technology Department of Fujian Province[2016R10325] ; Science and Technology Department of Fujian Province[2018R0030]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Science and Technology Department of Fujian Province
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Energy & Fuels
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Energy & Fuels
WOS IDWOS:000466249700014
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/59865
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorFan, Jie
Affiliation1.Minist Sci & Technol, State Key Lab Subtrop Mt Ecol, Fuzhou 35007, Fujian, Peoples R China
2.Fujian Normal Univ, Fuzhou 35007, Fujian, Peoples R China
3.Fujian Normal Univ, Sch Geog Sci, Fuzhou 35007, Fujian, Peoples R China
4.Univ Illinois, Dept Geog & Geog Informat Sci, Urbana, IL 61820 USA
5.Univ Utrecht, Dept Human Geog & Spatial Planning, Utrecht, Netherlands
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China
7.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
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Wang, Qiang,Kwan, Mei-Po,Fan, Jie,et al. A study on the spatial distribution of the renewable energy industries in China and their driving factors[J]. RENEWABLE ENERGY,2019,139:161-175.
APA Wang, Qiang,Kwan, Mei-Po,Fan, Jie,Zhou, Kan,&Wang, Ya-Fei.(2019).A study on the spatial distribution of the renewable energy industries in China and their driving factors.RENEWABLE ENERGY,139,161-175.
MLA Wang, Qiang,et al."A study on the spatial distribution of the renewable energy industries in China and their driving factors".RENEWABLE ENERGY 139(2019):161-175.
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