An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Energy Consumption Structure and Environmental Pollution in Beijing

  •  Yan Shigang    
  •  Deng Xin    
  •  Li Lexuan    


With the economic development and the increased energy consumption, challenges of environmental pollution control have been intensified in Beijing. To promote sustainable socioeconomic development, energy consumption restructure and the environment governance have become important issues of Beijing. Based on the grey correlation model, this paper analyzed the relationship between energy consumption structure and environmental pollution in Beijing. It is empirically shown that coal and oil consumption in Beijing’s energy consumption were highly correlated with environmental pollution, while natural gas consumption had the least impact on environmental pollution emissions. The findings of the study provided an empirical support to how to optimize the energy consumption structure and decrease the environment pollution.

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