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 LCE  Vol.8 No.1 , March 2017
Research on Carbon Emission of Residents’ Consumption—Based on the City of Guangzhou
Abstract: Carbon dioxide can cause greenhouse effects and that have a bad effect on the lives of residents. With the continuous improvement of economic development level, the consumption structure of residents is also changing, and then the carbon dioxide emission produced by residents is also changing. Therefore, this paper used LMDI decomposition method to calculate and analyze the indirect energy consumption of Guangzhou residents carbon emissions, which creatively used the LMDI method in the study of urban residents on the carbon emissions. At the same time, the research of this paper is helpful to strengthen the residents’ awareness of carbon emission reduction. This paper first explored the factors that affect the indirect energy carbon emissions of residents, then defined the research frame of residents’ indirect energy carbon emission, and therefore accounted for the indirect energy consumption of residents. According to the demographic characteristics of the population of Guangzhou, the emission from residents’ carbon consumption is further divided into urban consumer carbon emissions and rural consumer carbon emissions. The research results are as follows: The main factor that stimulates the carbon dioxide emission of Guangzhou’s residential indirect energy consumption is per capita income; the main factor that suppresses the emission is the intensity of energy consumption Population size, per capita income, and the resident consumption structure have a stimulating effect on the emissions of carbon dioxide from Guangzhou’s residential indirect energy consumption of urban and rural residents. The intensity of energy consumption and the emission intensity of carbon dioxide have a suppressing effect on the emissions of carbon dioxide from Guangzhou’s residential indirect energy consumption of urban and rural residents. Urban and rural population structure has a stimulating effect on the emissions of carbon dioxide from Guangzhou’s residential indirect energy consumption of urban residents, but has a suppressing effect on rural residents.
Cite this paper: Zou, J. (2017) Research on Carbon Emission of Residents’ Consumption—Based on the City of Guangzhou. Low Carbon Economy, 8, 31-39. doi: 10.4236/lce.2017.81003.
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