Title: Rural energy in Jiangsu Province of China: survey of renewable energy source and energy consumption

Authors: Wang Xiaohua, Dai Xiaqing, Zhou Yuedong

Addresses: Agricultural Engineering College, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210032, P.R. China. Rural Energy Office of Sheyang County, Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu 224300, P.R. China. Rural Energy Office of Sheyang County, Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu 224300, P.R. China

Abstract: In recent years, the structure and level of energy consumption in the rural areas of Jiangsu Province, a large province of China in terms of economic development and population, have been changing rapidly. Total energy consumption was about 61 Mtce in 1997, of which 63.0%, 9.7% and 27.3% were used respectively for rural industry, cooking and farming, and of which 44.0$, 26.2%, 7.5%, and 21.8% were respectively from coal, electricity, oil and regenerative energy. From 1985 to 1997, the energy consumption elasticity coefficient was 0.63; the energy consumption per capita in the rural family was 31.62 kgce (we use 7000 kcal/kgce) and effective energy available for cooking per household per day was 4483.6 kcal. This paper assays development trends and puts forward suggestions on energy policies.

Keywords: rural energy policy; energy consumption; energy planning; renewable energy; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2002.000967

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2002 Vol.18 No.2/3/4, pp.302-314

Published online: 13 Dec 2003 *

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