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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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Evaluation Method for Science and Technology Performance on Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 3(3) (2015) 285--297 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2015.09.007

Lin-Jia Zhao$^{1}$, Wei-Hua Zeng$^{1}$, Jia-Rui Zhang$^{1}$, Jin-Nan Wang$^{2}$, Hong-Qiang Jiang$^{2}$

$^{1}$ School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, No. 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Beijing 100875, China;

$^{2}$ Key Laboratory of Environmental Planning and Policy Simulation, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, No. 8 DayangfangBeiyuan Road, Beijing 100012, China

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The research is supported by the Chinese special scientific research project for environmental protection and public welfare (No. 201209037) and the Chinese National Water Pollution Control and Management Technology Major Projects (No.2012ZX07102-002-05). We also gratefully thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions.


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