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Empirical analysis of influencing factors of carbon emissions in transportation industry in Fujian Province, China

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  • Author Bio:

    Mingchun Zhong is an Associate Professor at Fujian Jiangxia University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Fujian Normal University in 2010. His research interests focus on environmental economics and industrial economics

    Guofu Lian is a Professor at Fujian University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2011. His research interests focus on additive manufacturing and industrial economics

  • Corresponding author: E-mail: gflian@mail.ustc.edu.cn
  • Received Date: 10 May 2022
  • Accepted Date: 10 July 2022
  • Available Online: 18 January 2023
  • The transportation industry has become an important source of carbon emissions with rapid economic development and the acceleration of urbanization. Identifying the key factors of carbon emissions is crucial for energy conservation, emission reduction and green development in the transportation industry. Here, variance analysis was used to study the influencing factors of carbon emissions in the transportation industry in Fujian Province, China. The results showed that transportation efficiency have the most significant impact on carbon emissions, followed by carbon emission intensity in transportation, and then the transportation structure. Meanwhile, there was a significant interaction between transportation efficiency and structure. Therefore, innovative energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies for transportation efficiency should be studied as the focus for the green and low-carbon development of the transportation industry.
    Key factors decomposed by LMDI to study carbon emissions in the transportation industry.
    The transportation industry has become an important source of carbon emissions with rapid economic development and the acceleration of urbanization. Identifying the key factors of carbon emissions is crucial for energy conservation, emission reduction and green development in the transportation industry. Here, variance analysis was used to study the influencing factors of carbon emissions in the transportation industry in Fujian Province, China. The results showed that transportation efficiency have the most significant impact on carbon emissions, followed by carbon emission intensity in transportation, and then the transportation structure. Meanwhile, there was a significant interaction between transportation efficiency and structure. Therefore, innovative energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies for transportation efficiency should be studied as the focus for the green and low-carbon development of the transportation industry.
    • The variance analysis was used to investigate the influence factors of carbon emissions in the transportation industry in Fujian Province.
    • A mathematical regression model of carbon emissions was established by the stepwise method to reveal the influence of the transportation industry on carbon emissions and the interaction mechanism of various factors on carbon emissions.
    • This paper focuses on innovative energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies for transportation efficiency and provides suggestions to promote the green and low-carbon development of the transportation industry.

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    Figure  1.  Main effect of the carbon-emission-ratio model.

    Figure  2.  Carbon emissions and surface of transport efficiency and structure.

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