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International Outlook for Unconventional Gas and Implications for Global Gas Markets
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The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals
By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson,Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer
In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing … Continue Reading ››
The Global Resource Nexus. The Struggles for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals
This international study that analyzes the nexus of challenges that arise from interconnections between five different key and interrelated resources – energy, fresh water, food, minerals, and land.
Do overseas investments by national oil companies enhance energy security at home? A view from Asia
This essay examines the driving forces behind the overseas investment activities of Asian national oil companies (NOC) and assesses the extent to which they enhance the energy security of their home countries.
Chinese consumer attitudes towards energy saving: the case of household electrical appliances in Chongqing
This paper reports the findings of a survey carried out in 2009 and 2010 of 246 citizens at different locations in the municipality of Chongqing in order to reveal information about attitudes towards energy and energy saving in the context of household electrical appliances.
Political and institutional analysis of the successes and failures of China’s wind power policy
This paper identifies and explains how political and institutional factors have determined the relative successes and failures of China’s wind power policy over the period 2005–2011.
The Governance of Energy in China. Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
China's Long Road to a Low-Carbon Economy. An Institutional Analysis
This paper applies institutional theories to analyse the governance of energy in China in order to identify sources of adaptability and of resistance to change.
Energy Market Integration in East Asia: A Regional Public Goods Approach
This study applies a regional public goods approach to the study of energy market integration (EMI) in East Asia, with a view to clarifying the outlook for such integration and the likely obstacles to be encountered. In addition to drawing on theoretical ideas relating to regional public goods, the paper will also draw on the experience of the European Union in its attempts to develop a single energy market. The study shows that many services are needed in order to develop and sustain a regional integrated energy market and that some of these services have characteristics of regional public goods, though some may also be trans-regional or global in nature as well. The study recommends that: EMI in East Asia should be pursued in an incremental manner and mainly at a sub-regional scale; and the specific steps taken towards EMI should be chosen on the basis of their likely positive economic impacts and their likely ease of delivery.