All governments that take their responsibilities seriously face the challenge of balancing economic and social priorities with those relating to energy and the environment. For China, this challenge is particularly fraught given the structure of its economy and energy mix. In order to achieve a balance these priorities … Continue Reading ››
The paper Conflict and cooperation over access to energy: Implications for a low-carbon future has been published in Futures.
This paper explores how the balance between cooperation and conflict in access to energy resources and in the wider governance of energy may be shaped by wider geopolitical trends and may itself shape … Continue Reading ››
The first decade of the century saw a peak in the frequency and intensity of energy disruptions arising from bottlenecks in the supply chain. These have been eased through a combination of massive investment in energy infrastructure and slowing energy demand.
On 11 September 2012, Philip took part in this workshop hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.
China is both the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world and the country with the greatest challenge to constrain the level of its emissions. The way in which energy is governed in China is an important factor driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. … Continue Reading ››
On 17th July 2012, Philip gave an after-dinner talk to the Beijing Energy Network on the subject of his report “China’s Long Road to a Low-Carbon Economy. An Institutional Analysis”.
China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seen as one cause of this threat. This book shows that domestic politics and foreign policy have both played a part in China's recent major energy … Continue Reading ››
China is the world's second largest consumer of commercial energy and is therefore a significant contributor to atmospheric pollution. It is becoming a major player in global and regional markets for energy products, services and investment. This book provides an overview of the formulation and implementation of … Continue Reading ››