Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2009.2576.2583EmekaEnebeli EmmanuelJinhuaChengXiaopingXu122009914The unbalanced mix of energy consumption pattern in China and its environmental consequences have been a controversial topic researched on by many researchers. With an energy consumption structure clearly dominated by coal, the emission of CO_{2} into the atmosphere becomes inevasible, posing future danger to the environment and the health of its citizenry. Before formulating successful policy reforms that will put in check this danger or proffer an alternative energy source, identification of dense energy consumption regions is paramount. This study looks at regional energy consumption pattern of 30 Chinese regions and further investigates whether there is evidence of distinct groups of regions based on their energy consumption indicators by means of cluster analysis. Ningxia and Qinghai regions were identified as outliers and were excluded from initial consideration. Four-cluster groups were obtained using Wardâ€™s hierarchical clustering method with 7, 13, 4 and 4 cluster members, respectively in each of the clusters. The resulting cluster groups were statistically evaluated against their Gross Regional Products using General Linear Model (GLM) procedure and the result obtained was significant at 5% level of significance. However, further analysis shows that Ningxia and Qinghai regions could be considered under cluster 4 for policy formulation and implementation purposes.]]>Austin, A.,2005Cole, B.D.,2003Crompton, P. and Y. Wu,2005Fisher-Vanden, K., G.H. Jefferson, M. Jingkui and X. Jianyi,2006Fredriksen, K.A.,2006Johnson, D.E.,1998Ma, H., L. Oxley and J. Gibson,2009Milligan, G.W.,1980National Bureau of Statistics,2008Rencher, A.C.,2002Rosen, D.H. and T. Houser,2007Yuan, J., C. Zhao, S. Yu and Z. Hu,2007Zhang, Z.X.,2000Donoghue, J.R.,1994Der, G. and B. Everitt, 2002National Bureau of Statistics,1989National Bureau of Statistics,1999National Bureau of Statistics,2006National Bureau of Statistics,2007