Volume 7: Urban Energy Systems: Building, Transport, Environment, Industry, and Integration

Impact of Renewable Energy Consumption on Carbon Emissions: A Case Study of China Manli Cheng*, Yang Ni, Jing Yang, Xiaoan Tang



This study aims at exploring the relationship between renewable energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in China, and through the significance of renewable energy consumption, the hypothesis of environmental Kuznets curve at individual country level is tested as well as. Autoregressive distributes lag bounds testing approach is employed for empirical analysis. The results show that a quadratic relationship between renewable energy and CO2 emission has been found for the period support EKC relationship, and there exists a negative causality from renewable energy consumption to CO2 emissions.

Keywords Renewable energy consumption; carbon emissions; quadratic relationship; environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis

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