To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Energy issues in Chongqing

Baizhan Li (Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region's Eco‐Environment, Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China)
Meng Liu (Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region's Eco‐Environment, Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China)
Keith McKinnell (Department of Real Estate and Construction, Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China)

Property Management

ISSN: 0263-7472

Article publication date: 1 May 2006

Downloads
1360

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to trace the heavy reliance of coal as an energy source in the city of Chongqing and the serious impact this has had on the air quality together with the municipal authority's responses.

Design/methodology/approach

It provides a factual description of the coal centred strategy and the heavy reliance on secondary industry output to fuel Chongqing's growth which has in turn brought about air pollution and acid rain.

Findings

The authorities are now responding through a number of new policies targeting the use of clean energy and renewable energy resources and improving energy efficiency which has already started to have positive results.

Originality/value

The paper provides a good practical guide to the current situation of energy consumption and policy implications for combating serious air quality issues in one of China's major urban centres.

Keywords

Citation

Li, B., Liu, M. and McKinnell, K. (2006), "Energy issues in Chongqing", Property Management, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 342-353. https://doi.org/10.1108/02637470610660192

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited