王梓涵，帅传敏等Does solar PV bring a sustainable future to the poor? – an empirical study of anti-poverty policy effects on environmental sustainability in rural China
我校亚搏体育学院帅传敏老师团队在T1级别期刊——《Energy POLICY》上发表题为“Does solar PV bring a sustainable future to the poor? – an empirical study of anti-poverty policy effects on environmental sustainability in rural China”。论文第一作者为博士生王梓涵，通讯作者帅传敏为亚搏体育学院教授、博士生导师。
Improving the socioeconomic status of poor households has always been considered as an effective method to the help poor out of environmental inequality, but there is little literature to prove whether poverty alleviation measures can also have environmental deprivation for the poor. In this study, we explored whether the Chinese government's efforts for the poor to escape poverty can achieve environmental sustainability, and whether photovoltaic poverty alleviation projects (PPAP) can alleviate regional poverty while avoiding environmental deprivation. In order to find if the government's attempts to protect the environment and reduce poverty are effective, we evaluated in this article the impact factors of China's anti-poverty policy on the environmental sustainability in rural poor areas from the perspectives of poor households' environmental awareness and surrounding eco-environment. The methods used in this article are Entropy Weight Method (EWM) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA). The results show that only anti-poverty policies related to education and sustainable agriculture have positive impacts on rural environmental sustainability. The direct effect of photovoltaic poverty alleviation policy on environmental sustainability in the poverty-stricken areas from a micro perspective is not optimistic. Poverty alleviation projects related to renewable energy should consider increasing the participation of poor households. Based on the conclusions of this study, we have proposed corresponding policy recommendations.
Title: Does solar PV bring a sustainable future to the poor? – an empirical study of anti-poverty policy effects on environmental sustainability in rural China
Author: Zihan Wang; Fubin Huang; Jing Liu; Jing Shuai; Chuanmin Shuai
Key words: Photovoltaic poverty alleviation project (PPAP); Poverty alleviation policy; Environmental sustainability; Entropy weight method (EWM); Stochastic frontier analysis (SFA)
Journal: Energy Policy
Published: October 2020