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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 ››

China’s recent energy market reforms will underperform

China’s recent energy policy initiatives will underperform China’s government has taken a number of steps to reform its energy sector, diversify the number of actors and increase the role of market forces. However, the state retains a dominant position in the sector and so the impact of the reforms … 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 clean energy drive faces constraints

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

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 presses ahead with nuclear energy

 

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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 UN sanctions

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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 ››