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The use of energy in China: Tracing the flow of energy from primary source to demand drivers

Ma, L and Allwood, JM and Cullen, JM and Li, Z (2012) The use of energy in China: Tracing the flow of energy from primary source to demand drivers. Energy, 40. pp. 174-188. ISSN 0360-5442

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Abstract

We present a map of the transformation of energy in China as a Sankey diagram. After a review of previous work, and a statement of methodology, our main work has been the identification, evaluation, and treatment of appropriate data sources. This data is used to construct the Sankey diagram, in which flows of energy are traced from energy sources through end-use conversion devices, passive systems and final services to demand drivers. The resulting diagram provides a convenient and clear snapshot of existing energy transformations in China which can usefully be compared with a similar global analysis and which emphasises the potential for improvements in energy efficiency in 'passive systems'. More broadly, it gives a basis for examining and communicating future energy scenarios, including changes to demand, changes to the supply mix, changes in efficiency and alternative provision of existing services. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy conservation Energy efficiency Energy flow Sankey diagram
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Div D > Structures
Div E > Sustainable Manufacturing
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:27
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:35
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.02.013