Recent joint report by World Bank Group and
development research center of the State Council of China pointed out the
importance of sustainable development of infrastructure in China. However, the
most recent report by Natural Research Defense Council (Oct 0214) indicated
that only a few port cities in China paid attention to the air pollution from
ship and port activities. This study reports the finding of assessing energy
efficiency of port operations in China based on the data from public domains by
using the combination of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Panel Data Estimation
(PDE). This study also exams the gap between the proposed green port evaluation
index and actual guideline of port operations by local government. The aim of
this study is to report the effectiveness of sustainable development policy and
highlight the workable plans on improving energy efficiency with financial
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Wang, H. , Huo, D. and Ortiz, J. (2015) Assessing Energy Efficiency of Port Operations in China—A Case Study on Sustainable Development of Green Ports. Open Journal of Social Sciences
, 28-33. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.35005
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