Journal Home Online First Current Issue Archive For Authors Journal Information 中文版

Strategic Study of CAE >> 2021, Volume 23, Issue 1 doi: 10.15302/J-SSCAE-2021.01.013

Promoting the High-Quality Development of Central China Through Energy Revolution: Theoretic Analysis and Implementation Paths

1. Central South University, Changsha 410083, China;

2. School of Management, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, China;

3. School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Funding project:中国工程院咨询项目“推进能源生产和消费革命( 2035)——能源革命推动经济社会发展和生态环境保护战略研究” (2018-ZD-11) Received: 2020-11-18 Revised: 2020-12-14 Available online: 2021-01-21

Next Previous


The rise of Central China is a major strategy for China’s regional development. In recent years, Central China has gained a notable late-mover advantage. As China enters the stage of high-quality development, Central China needs to keep up with this trend to improve its comprehensive strength and competitiveness. As energy is the foundation for economic and social development, high-quality development requires a high-quality energy system and should be supported by energy revolution. The five provinces (i.e., Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Anhui, and Jiangxi) from Central China have excellent resource endowment; however, the new energy potentials and total energy production of these provinces are inadequate, and the energy supply and demand are imbalanced. In this article, we analyze the internal mechanism of promoting the rise of Central China through energy revolution, and conclude that the quality of energy consumption should be optimized in Central China to promote the rise of this region in terms of economy, society, and ecology. Moreover, the overall goal for the medium- and long-term energy development in Central China is discussed. To this end, Central China should promote energy conservation and emission reduction to improve energy efficiency and green development, develop multi-energy complementary technologies to promote clean energy consumption, and strengthen inter-provincial cooperation in energy to ensure the security of external energy supply. Specifically, several implementing paths are proposed including green and low-carbon development, supply-side reform, innovation-driven strategy, energy allocation optimization, and multi-energy integration.


[ 1 ] 曹裕江. 准确把握“中部崛起”的内涵 [J]. 学习与实践, 2004 (6): 19–23. Cao Y J. Accurately grasp the connotation of “rise of Central China” [J]. Study and Practice, 2004 (6): 19–23. link1

[ 2 ] 邹才能, 赵群, 张国生, 等. 能源革命:从化石能源到新能源 [J]. 天然气工业, 2016, 36(1): 1–10. Zou C N, Zhao Q, Zhang G S, et al. Energy revolution: From a fossil energy era to a new energy era [J]. Natural Gas Industry, 2016, 36(1): 1–10. link1

[ 3 ] 何建坤. 中国能源革命与低碳发展的战略选择 [J]. 武汉大学学 报(哲学社会科学版), 2015, 68(1): 5–12. He J K. The strategic choice of Chinese energy revolution and low carbon development [J]. Wuhan University Journal of Humanity & Social Science, 2015, 68(1): 5–12. link1

[ 4 ] 朱婵霞, 奚巍民, 孙强, 等. 新型城镇化下城区能源变革路径分 析与探索:以苏州市吴中区为例 [J]. 中国电力, 2020, 53(12): 232–240. Zhu C X, Xi W M, Sun Q, et al. Energy transition path for urban areas under new-type urbanization: A case study on Suzhou City Wuzhong District [J]. Electric Power, 2020, 53(12): 232–240. link1

[ 5 ] 毛吉康, 侯东羊, 张玉琢. 疫情或催生全球能源治理变革 [N]. 中 国能源报, 2020-04-06(04). Mao J K, Hou D Y, Zhang Y Z. The epidemic may lead to changes in global energy governance [N]. China Energy News, 2020-04- 06(04).

[ 6 ] 孟祥. 创造智慧动能,引领能源变革——兖矿集团采掘智能化 建设卓有成效 [J]. 中国煤炭工业, 2020 (5): 5–7. Meng X. Creating smart kinetic energy and leading energy reform—The construction of Yancon Group’s mining intelligence is fruitful [J]. China Coal Industry, 2020 (5): 5–7. link1

[ 7 ] International Energy Agency. Energy balance for OECD countries 2013 [EB/OL]. (2013-07-03)[2020-10-15]. energy_bal_oecd-2013-en. link1

[ 8 ] 湖南省发展和改革委员会. 湖南省2018年能源工作要点 [EB/OL]. (2018-03-07) [2020-10-15] xxgk_70899/tzgg/201803/t20180307_4967700.html. Development and Reform commission of Hunan Province. Main points of energy in Hunan Province in 2018 [EB/OL]. (2018-03-07) [2020-10-15] t20180307_4967700.html. link1

Related Research