Biography:

In the past Chunbo Ma has collaborated on articles with Jacob Hawkins and Christy Nguyen. One of their most recent publications is Warm glow from green power: Evidence from Australian electricity consumers☆. Which was published in journal Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

More information about Chunbo Ma research including statistics on their citations can be found on their Copernicus Academic profile page.

Chunbo Ma's Articles: (8)

Warm glow from green power: Evidence from Australian electricity consumers☆

AbstractGreen electricity products are increasingly made available to consumers in many countries in order to address a number of environmental and social concerns. Most of the literature on this green electricity market focuses on consumers’ characteristics and product attributes that could affect participation. However, the contribution of this environmental consumerism to the overall environmental good does not depend on participation alone. The real impact relies on market participation for green consumers (the proportion of green consumers) combined with the level of green consumption intensity – the commitment levels, or proportion of consumption that is green. We design an online interface that closely mimics the real market decision environment for electricity consumers in Western Australia and use an error component model to analyze consumers’ choice of green electricity products and their commitment levels. We show that product attributes have limited impact on the choice of green products; however, there is still great potential for better participation by improving the design of green electricity programs. When green products are selected, most respondents select the minimum commitment possible, and this is insensitive to the premium being charged on green power, suggesting that we are largely observing a buy-in ‘warm glow’ for carbon mitigation.

A multi-fuel, multi-sector and multi-region approach to index decomposition: An application to China's energy consumption 1995–2010☆

Highlights•The study examines inter-substitution effect between 19 commercial fuels.•I describe an analytical framework to analyze forces driving China's changing energy consumption.•I modify existing IDA models to allow multi-fuel, multi-sector and multi-region analysis.•The model provides richer information on spatial variations of conventionally decomposed effects.

China's electricity market restructuring and technology mandates: Plant-level evidence for changing operational efficiency☆

Highlights•We use a unique panel dataset for hundreds of power plants from 1997 to 2010.•Semi-parametric and parametric methods were used to ensure robust results.•The unbundling reform significantly improves the efficiency of China's power plants.•But more importantly, technology mandates have contributed even more.•This one-off gain from mandates has important implications for long term planning.

Promises and pitfalls in environmentally extended input–output analysis for China: A survey of the literature

Highlights•Articles in 2012–2013 more than doubled that published between 1995 and 2011.•CO2 and energy are the most common topics, frequently associated with trade.•Data from the National Bureau of Statistics is widely used but seen as flawed.•Climate change, water supply, and food security drive the future of the literature.

From state monopoly to renewable portfolio: Restructuring China's electric utility

AbstractDeregulation and decentralization in the electricity sector have thrived worldwide since the early 1980s. China also started restructuring its electricity industry since the mid-1980s. The reform shares many common features with restructuring practices in other countries and exhibits some unique characteristics as well. To some extent, two features, namely governmental administrative departments’ dual role of government and business inherited from a highly centralized planned economy, and the coal-intensive nature of power generation, has determined many aspects of the evolution of China's electric power sector. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive account of the process with some emphasis on recent developments. We also identify some of the features that are similar to electricity market reforms in other countries and, most importantly, those that characterize the uniqueness of the restructuring practices in China's electricity industry through investigating the administrative framework, price and investment mechanisms, and associated legislation and policy settings at each of the five stages in the evolution of the electric utility sector. The paper concludes with a discussion and summary of some generic characteristics and remaining challenges.

AnalysisEnvironmental and ecological economics: A citation analysis

AbstractThis study looks at two distinct questions: ‘What have been the most influential journal articles in environmental economics and ecological economics over the 10-year period 1994–2003?’; and ‘How much overlap is there between the fields of environmental and ecological economics?’ We examine the references in all articles published in JEEM and Ecological Economics (EE) over this period. For each of these two fields, a list of the top articles and top journals cited by articles published in JEEM and EE is presented. We also present some results based on our study of the ISI Journal Citation Reports. We find that there is a significant overlap between the two fields at the journal level — the two journals cite similar journals. There is a correlation of 0.34 between the number of citations received by the journals that are most cited and the correlation is even higher if journal self-citation is excluded. The main differences are that ecological economics tends to cite (but not be cited by) general natural science journals more often than environmental economics does, environmental economics cites more heavily from journals rather than other publications, and citations in environmental economics are more concentrated on particular journals and individual publications. However, there is much less similarity at the level of individual articles. Non-market valuation articles dominate the most cited articles in JEEM while green accounting, sustainability, and the environmental Kuznets curve are all prominent topics in EE.

Factors influencing calculation of capacity value of wind power: A case study of the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM)

Highlights•We develop eleven simulation models to identify key factors influencing calculation of capacity value of wind power in the Australian NEM.•We apply Effective Load Carrying Capability (ELCC) method to calculate wind capacity value using historical wind and load data.•The wind capacity value estimates depend greatly on whether the calculation captures wind and load data points from high-risk periods.•Caution needs to be taken in interpreting and generalising the capacity value results because it depends on the assumptions on which the model is constructed.

How to design more effective REDD+ projects – The importance of targeted approach in Indonesia

AbstractReducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has been piloted in several developing countries. Limited funding available for REDD+ suggests that there is a need to adopt a targeted approach (i.e., targeting selected groups or regions) to make REDD+ projects more effective. However, there is no clear understanding of how targeting could be done based on households’ preferences for various design features of a REDD+ policy. Using choice experiment data obtained from two groups of households (project participants and outsiders) belonging to three types of forest management regimes (private, government and community) in Indonesia, this paper aims to identify classes of households that have similar preferences towards REDD+ design features. The scale adjusted latent class analysis indicates that there are four classes of households: (1) supporters emphasising household benefits, (2) supporters emphasising community projects, (3) indifferent but objecting restrictions, and (4) sceptics demanding monetary benefits. We also found that forest management regime is a key determinant of household classes. Our results suggest that REDD+ projects are likely to be more accepted by households in the community- and government-managed forest regimes. Such information will be useful to develop more targeted REDD+ projects.

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