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

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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,sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/affordable_and_clean_energy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 02:28
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.097


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