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DOI: 10.12691/rse-3-1-1
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A Comparative Analysis on China’s Energy Issues and CO2 Emissions in Global Perspectives

Md Sahadat Hossain1, 2, , Baizhan Li2, 3, Sanjib Chakraborty4, Md Rubayet Hossain4 and Md Toufiqur Rahman4

1Department of Thematic Studies-Environmental Change, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

2Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

3Key Lab of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region’s Eco-Environment, Ministry of Education, Chongqing, China

4Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping, 58183, Sweden

Pub. Date: May 08, 2015

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Md Sahadat Hossain, Baizhan Li, Sanjib Chakraborty, Md Rubayet Hossain and Md Toufiqur Rahman. A Comparative Analysis on China’s Energy Issues and CO2 Emissions in Global Perspectives. Sustainable Energy. 2015; 3(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/rse-3-1-1


China’s CO2 emissions increased annually at 6.04% growth rate from 1448.47 Million Metric Tons (MMT) to 8715.30 MMT in contrast to global 1.87% from 18433.15 MMT in 1980 to 32578.64 MTT in 2011. This comparative analysis was based on secondary data from 1980-2012 to understand the past energy issues and CO2 emissions trends along with its future scenarios. It has revealed that China’s total primary energy production will be 15-times more with significant 2985 Metric Tons of Coal Equivalent (Mtce) deficiency in 2025 in contrast to global 26745.20 Mtce of production and 26412.54 Mtce of consumption respectively. Moreover, it also showed that China’s CO2 emissions will climb to 30888.29 MT at 2-times growth rate where global emissions would be 50020.14 MTT with 2.5 times in 2025. This analysis will be helpful in energy sector for planning, allocation, efficient utilization, emission reduction to achieve present and future green friendly environment.

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