China’s government needs to more tightly regulate the overseas activities of its SOEs.
China's clean energy drive faces constraints
Clean energy remains at the heart of China’s strategy to reduce air pollution and constrain the rise of carbon emissions. However, constraints to the successful implementation of these policies remain in the short-term. These include moves to stimulate the economy, a relaxation of … Continue Reading ››
ASEAN Must Act Now to Address its Energy Transition Challenges
At the recent World Economic Forum on ASEAN, I moderated a session on ASEAN's energy transition.
ASEAN is undergoing a phase of sustained economic growth and human development. Urbanisation and industrialisation … Continue Reading ››
China as a Global Clean Energy Champion: Lifting the Veil
A year ago, I was asked by a publisher to write a book entitled “China as a Global Clean Energy Champion” as a follow up of my 2011 effort “The Governance of Energy in China. Transition to a Low … Continue Reading ››
China presses ahead with nuclear energy, but challenges remain
Whilst the expansion of nuclear energy capacity has largely stalled in Europe, the USA and Japan, China is one of the few countries to be adding to existing capacity and has the world’s largest fleet of new plants. Total … Continue Reading ››
China-Iran energy relations after the lifting of UN sanctions
Whilst Xi Jinping’s trip to Iran in January 2016 had great diplomatic significance, the primary objective was economic, and energy will have featured prominently among the many deals signed. This should pave the way for more inward investment … Continue Reading ››
The Governance of Energy in China. Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
My book which was originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012 has now been published in Chinese by the China Economic Publishing House, and is available for RMB 68 (about GBP 7).
Applying Institutional Theory to the Low-Carbon Energy Transition
The low-carbon energy transition is a form of socio-technical transition and, as such, it involves profound changes in the institutions that govern society. Despite the acknowledged importance of institutions in shaping the pace and nature of transition, a relatively small … Continue Reading ››
What might the G20 under China’s Presidency deliver for global energy governance?
Philip Andrews-Speed and Xunpeng Shi
The prevailing architecture of global energy governance is fragmented, uncoordinated and, failing to yield the required outcomes. This brief examines the argument that the G20 can provide a leadership role to improve the quality of global energy governance. Given that … Continue Reading ››