The Impact of Environmental Petition Letters on Alternative Energy under the Stimulus of Environmental Pollution

Huijie Zhou, Nan Li, Lichen Chou, Xiaoyan Mao

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 553-562, Article No: e107062

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Abstract

This study applies the pooled least squares (PLS) and fixed effect (FE) ordinary least square (OLS) to estimate the influence of disposable income, population density, scale of letters and visits, trade freedom, and human investment scale on the use and development of alternative energy in China, especially hydrogen-based renewable energy. Evidence shows that when the public cannot stand the polluted environment, it would prompt the government to develop and invest in cleaner energy. It shows that with the increase of the negative impact of environmental pollution on people’s lives and welfare, the public’s awareness of environmental protection will increase, and more and more people will actively participate in environmental protection. This public awareness can stimulate the government to carry out deeper development of alternative energy.

Keywords

alternative energy development, environmental petition letters, China’s investment

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