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An analysis of the costs of energy saving and CO 2 mitigation in rural households in China

Zhang, Weishi; Stern, David; Liu, Xianbing; Cai, Wenjia; Wang, Can


Households may imperfectly implement energy saving measures. This study identifies two factors resulting in imperfect use of energy-saving technology by households. Households often continue to use old technologies alongside new ones, and the energy-saving technologies have shorter actual lifetimes than their designed lifetimes. These two factors are considered when computing marginal energy conservation cost and marginal CO₂ abatement cost using data collected from a survey of rural households...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.172


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