Yuan Tao
University of Cambridge
Environmental resource managementEconomicsChinaIndustrial symbiosisGreenhouse gas
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Publications 6
#1Zongguo Wen (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 22
#2Yihan Wang (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 1
Last. Djavan De Clercq (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 9
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Abstract A precise energy conservation and emission reduction (ECER) path in industrial sector contains two aspects: applying effective ECER measures and focusing on processes with significant ECER potential. However, most studies have investigated the ECER effects of an individual measure or only evaluated industrial-level ECER potential. Therefore, the objective of this study is to find a precise ECER path in China's iron and steel industry through quantitative analysis methods. First, this ar...
#1Yuan Tao (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Zongguo Wen (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 22
Last. Steve Evans (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 22
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Abstract From the start of China’s G20 presidency, China positions itself as a world leader in fighting climate change and emphasizes the wish to ‘break a new path for growth’. China aims to peak carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and cut its greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 60–65% from 2005 levels by 2030. The pledge is eagerly awaited as China aims to develop a low carbon economy through switching to alternatives to fossil fuels and being technologically energ...
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#1Yuan Tao (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 3
#2Huifang Li (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 3
Last. Steve Evans (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Oil and gas provide approximately 22.7% of China’s total primary energy, but simultaneously absorbs 5% of that same energy. Increasing energy demands attributed to rapid industrialization stand in contradiction to China’s stringent policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. The GHG emissions of China’s oil and gas industry was 377 Mt CO 2-eq in 2010, which was approximately 2.5 times higher than those of EU 27. Emission intensity in China is also much higher than that in EU 27. A...
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#1Yuan Tao (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 3
#2Steve Evans (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 22
Last. Mingfeng Ma (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
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© 2018 Industrial symbiosis (IS) uses a metaphor drawn from the natural ecosystem that ‘nothing is being wasted in nature’ to suggest that one factory can use another factory's waste as its feedstock. Through qualitative research and thematic analysis, this study has identified three themes for fostering IS: IS fostering models, IS implementation stages, and policy instruments. A framework for studying the influence of policy on IS implementation from the firm's perspective is proposed, using fo...
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#1Yigang Wei (Beihang University)H-Index: 4
#2Xinhua Zhu (Hohai University)H-Index: 3
Last. Yuan Tao (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 3
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Abstract In China, carbon emission mitigation is a considerable challenge due to the massive quantity of CO2 emissions, which has been relentlessly growing for a long time. In this study, the Driving-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) method is used to identify the influential factors of China's carbon emissions. This empirical research, which is based on provincial panel data and the structural equation model through the partial least squares approach, reveals the path relationships between...
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#1Yuan Tao (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 3
#2Dai Morgan (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
Last. Steve Evans (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 22
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In recent years, industrial symbiosis (IS) has been the subject of policy interest both in the UK and China, as a means of pursuing sustainable development that can offer new opportunities to improve economic growth and local regeneration without degrading the environment. Although IS is potentially a powerful sustainable business concept for protecting the environment and generating significant revenues, the uptake of IS is less extensive than it could be. Governmental intervention, as manifest...
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