Title: China's spatial-temporal pattern of population and energy

Authors: Xiao-Wei Ma

Addresses: Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP), Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), P.O. Box 8712, Beijing 100080, China

Abstract: Irregular development among regions is one of the fundamental realities of China, especially in social and economic progress. Moreover, there is no exception in the development of population and energy. In this paper, we explore the characteristics of the seven most prominent patterns of regional population–energy development distribution. Furthermore, analysis is made of problems associated with sustainable population–energy development. The concluding section identifies policy implications for sustainable regional population–energy development.

Keywords: regional patterns; sustainable development; population development; energy development; China; regional development; sustainability; social development; economic development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2009.021538

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2009 Vol.31 No.1, pp.1 - 9

Available online: 30 Nov 2008 *

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