Study on the Correlation between the Industrial Structure and the Energy Demand in China
This paper analyzes the correlation between the industrial structure and energy demand from two perspectives. First, the proportions of the three industries are used to build the value of Moore structure change, which measures industrial structure changes, and the non-linear Granger causality test is carried out to determine the correlation and influence direction between the industrial structure changes and the energy demand in China. Second, from the perspective of the internal development of the industrial structure, the influence of the industrial structure on the energy demand is studied through the dual fixed effects model, especially the promotion function of energy-intensive industries on the energy demand. The results have shown that the optimization and upgrading of the industrial structure will have influence on the demand for energy consumption, and the constraint of energy demand will restrict the industrial restructuring to some extent. In addition, the development of energy-intensive industries has a significant positive influence on the level of energy demand.