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The challenge of sustainability: Balancing China's energy, economic and environmental goals

Abstract: 
“In recent years, China has experienced rapid economic growth and equally rapid increase in energy use, As a result, energy induced environmental degradation has also increased in China, especially in its urban areas. When this fact is coupled with China’s requirement for further economic expansion to meet the growing needs of its population, it is clear that the country faces great challenges in balancing its goal of economic growth with environmental sustainability. This paper suggests that an alternative energy path emphasizing energy efficiency and renewable energy development can be in China’s long-term economic and environmental interest.”
Author: 
John Byrne, Bo Shen, Xiuguo Li
Institution: 
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware and Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Year: 
1996
Input By: 
Reshma R Rao
Affiliation: 
MIT
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Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Energy
Country: 
China
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies
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