City-level water-energy nexus in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

Li, Xian, Yang, Lili, Zheng, Heran, Shan, Yuli, Zhang, Zongyong, Song, Malin, Cai, Bofeng and Guan, Dabo (2019) City-level water-energy nexus in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Applied Energy, 235. pp. 827-834. ISSN 0306-2619

[img]
Preview
PDF (Accepted_Manuscript) - Submitted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

Water-energy nexus in a city can either prompt or undermine its development. Yet in China, the relevant research is rarely found. This study accounts the city-level water-energy nexus in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in 2012 from both production and consumption perspectives, where input-output analysis based on city-level input-output tables are applied to conduct consumption-based accounts. Regarding water for energy, Beijing, Tianjin and Tangshan occupy the largest amounts of water for production in the energy sector, at 203 million tonnes (Mt), 148 Mt and 118 Mt, and they also consume most water for energy, at 6690 Mt, 1328 Mt and 1476 Mt. In terms of energy for water, Shijiazhuang and Tianjin have the largest amounts of CO2 emissions for production and consumption respectively, at 28 thousand tonnes (Kt) and 1746 Kt. Furthermore, local authorities should prioritise electricity sector as it holds 69% and 72% of the total water amounts for production and consumption in the energy sector. Besides, integrated management is crucial for cities with low water and energy efficiency (Baoding and Zhangjiakou), and for large CO2 emitters in Hebei province in order to ensure their water and energy sustainability without stunting their economic growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: city-level water-energy nexus,beijing-tianjin-hebei region,input-output analysis,sustainability
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 00:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69671
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.097

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item