WIT Press


Learning From The Market: Efficient Lighting In China

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DATA030461

Volume

29

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

468 kb

Author(s)

K. Tiedemann

Abstract

Learning from the market: efficient lighting in China K. Tiedemann Habart & Associates, Canada Abstract Over the past ten years China has become one of the largest consumers as well as the largest producer and exporter of lighting products. The efficiency of lighting products made in China thus has significant implications for lighting efficiency, electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. To improve the efficiency of lighting products manufactured and sold in China, the China Green Lights program invested some 300 million yuan to transform the lighting market by increasing the demand for and supply of efficient lighting products. This study uses data mining to build a comprehensive data base of production and sales of the four main classes of lighting products and then applies the regression discontinuity model to estimate the impact of the China Green Lights program on domestic production and consumption of lighting products. 1 Introduction Over two decades, the Chinese economy i

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