ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Research on Impact of Different Environmental Regulation Tools on Energy Efficiency in China
Ran Li 1, 2  
,   Tao Sun 1  
 
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College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, No. 29 Jiangjun Avenue, Jiangning District, Nanjing,China
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Jincheng College, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 88 Hangjin Avenue, Lukou Street, Jiangning District, Nanjing,China
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Tao Sun   

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Submission date: 2019-12-20
Final revision date: 2020-04-03
Acceptance date: 2020-04-14
Online publication date: 2020-06-30
Publication date: 2020-08-05
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(6):4151–4160
 
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This paper uses the super-efficiency DEA model to study the super-efficiency energy efficiency values of 30 provinces in China from 2006 to 2018, compares the differences between different regions, and verifies the impact of different environmental regulatory tools on energy efficiency. The results show that the regions with the highest energy efficiency in China’s provinces are, in order, the eastern region, the central region, and the western region. At the same time, the impact of different environmental regulatory tools on energy efficiency is quite different. The number of environmental administrative penalties has a negative impact on China’s energy efficiency, that is, increased number of environmental administrative penalties will reduce China's energy efficiency; market-encouraging environmental regulations tools impact on China's energy efficiency show a positive correlation, which means that market-encouraging environmental regulation tools are conducive to achieving a win-win goal of environmental regulation and energy efficiency in China. The voluntary environmental regulation tool has a negative correlation with energy efficiency, but it is not statistically significant, indicating that it is not the main factor affecting energy efficiency. In terms of other influencing variables, the level of economic development and technological progress are positively related to energy efficiency. The proportion of the secondary industry in regional GDP is positively related to energy efficiency, the relationship between energy consumption structure and energy efficiency is negative correlation, the degree of opening to the outside world has a negative correlation to China's energy efficiency.
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