Temporal trends and spatial patterns of energy use efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions in crop production of Anhui Province, China

Huijun Wu, Zengwei Yuan, Yong Geng, Jingzheng Ren, Songyan Jiang, Hu Sheng, Liangmin Gao

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The results reveal that energy use efficiency decreased significantly from 3.75 to 1.87 during 1990–2005, and then increased to 2.08 in 2014, while the GHG emissions increased rapidly from 2919.51 CO2-eq in 1990–8993.46 CO2-eq in 2014. These two important indicators were mainly determined by the great energy consumption from the use of agricultural machines and the use of chemical fertilizers. Regard to spatial perspective, the central and northern cities, including Fuyang, Bengbu, Suzhou, Huaibei, and Hefei, had the smaller EUEs and the higher GHG emissions than those in the southern cities, due to their large consumption of agricultural resources and the economic reasons. Several mitigation policies are then proposed by considering the local realities so that valuable policy insights can be shared by the stakeholders in other Chinese regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-968
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Crop production
  • Ecological agriculture
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy use efficiency
  • Greenhouse gases emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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