Tag Archives: electricity

The Causes of China’s Power Shortages in December 2020

The Causes of China’s Power Shortages in December 2020 Provinces in central and eastern China have been suffering from power shortages in December. Many of us who watch China’s energy sector have been commenting for the last few years about the apparent excess generating capacity in China’s electrical … 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 ››

The Merger between Shenhua and Guodian

A New Chinese Giant Energy Company: The Merger between Shenhua and Guodian At the end of August 2017, China’s government ended months of speculation by approving the merger between two large state-owned energy companies: the Shenhua Group and the China Guodian Corporation. Shenhua is a major coal-mining company that … Continue Reading ››