Impacts of the local government's environmental regulation on the total factor energy efficiency-based on the Panel data of Xinjiang
CHEN Ling;ZHAO Guochun;Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics;
All along,improving energy efficiency and controlling environmental pollution are the concerning problems of government and academia. Traditionally it is believed the government's environmental regulation may increase the production cost of the enterprise and inhibit the energy efficiency. While " Potter's hypothesis" prefer the view that environmental regulation stimulates the enterprise's technical innovation,so it can improve energy efficiency. Based on the 2003- 2010 data of Xinjiang,the parameters of SFA model was applied to verify the effects of environmental regulation of the Xinjiang government to the total factor energy efficiency. The results show that the government's investment in environmental pollution and infrastructure construction investment can inhibit the energy efficiency,while the resource tax can promote it,which makes the point of view of the " Porter Hypothesis" performance unobvious. At last,on the basis of the above,combined with the actual situation of Xinjiang resources and environment,the relevant policy recommendations were put forward.