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Is 2020 a Critical Juncture for China’s Low-Carbon Energy Transition

Is 2020 a Critical Juncture for China’s Low-Carbon Energy Transition? The COVID-19 pandemic has created what can be termed a critical juncture from the perspective of the low-carbon transition. Nations have the opportunity to use their economic recovery plans to accelerate this transition. Whilst some countries, generally … Continue Reading ››

Singapore to Import Electricity from Malaysia

Singapore to Import Electricity from Malaysia On 26th October 2020, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry announced that Singapore plans to import electricity from Malaysia, starting with a two-year trial, with the eventual aim of enhancing the share of clean energy on the country power mix. Historical context There … Continue Reading ››

State versus market in China’s low-carbon energy transition: An institutional perspective

State versus market in China’s low-carbon energy transition: An institutional perspective China has taken great strides over the last 15 years to constrain the rise of CO2 emissions from its energy sector. Energy intensity has declined, the installed capacity for wind and solar energy has soared, and the share … Continue Reading ››

China’s growing coal-fired power generation capacity

China’s growing coal-fired power generation capacity China’s power companies are reported to have resumed the construction of large numbers of coal-fired power plants, despite a massive excess of generating capacity. Investment in non-fossil fuel capacity also proceeds. The government continues to deploy low-carbon policies and is introducing competition … Continue Reading ››