Late in 2006, the International Energy Agency predicted that China would overtake the USA and become the world’s largest emitter of Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) by 2009. At the end of May 2007, China’s State Council approved a national plan to address the challenges posed by … Continue Reading ››
Recent weeks have seen China’s government re-state its aims to drive up national energy efficiency with the twin objectives of constraining the use of energy resources and constraining the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Though energy intensity declined only slightly in 2006 after rising for … Continue Reading ››
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For more than one year many of the top policy-makers, advisers and academics in China’s energy sector have been engaged in research and consultations which are intended to lead to the promulgation of China’s first Energy Law – a task which is set to take … Continue Reading ››
Two sets of issues of China’s energy strategy are of particular significance to Europe: those relating to oil and those relating to the environment.
China became a net importer … Continue Reading ››
In December it was announced that the NDRC had drafted a plan to rapidly expand the scale and scope of the programme to convert coal into liquids which can be used for transport fuels and petro-chemicals. A number of pilot plants are already under construction … Continue Reading ››
The year 2006 has been challenging for consumers of energy around the world, whether they be nations, companies or individuals, as well as for investors in energy. Prices have remained high, governments of energy producing countries have been flexing their political and fiscal muscles, and … Continue Reading ››