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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 ››

Institutions and the low-carbon transition

Low carbon energy Applying Institutional Theory to the Low-Carbon Energy Transition  ABSTRACT 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 ››

The Erratic Path of the Low-Carbon Transition in China: Evolution of Solar PV Policy

China PV Zhang, S., P. Andrews-Speed and M. Ji (2014), ‘The Erratic Path of the Low-Carbon Transition in China: Evolution of Solar PV Policy’, Energy Policy, 67, 903-912. Abstract The last twenty years have seen the growth of both solar PV manufacturing capacity and deployment in China, yet this growth has followed … Continue Reading ››

The Governance of Energy in China. Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Governance_of_EnergyChina 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 ››

Modelling Long-Term Scenarios for Low-Carbon Societies : Book Review

publication_images_Modelling_Long_Term_Scenarios_435729480With the ever-increasing impacts of climate change it is now clear that global society will have to restructure its energy systems in order to decrease carbon emissions. The scenarios under which this transition to Low Carbon Societies (LCS) could occur would have complex economic, technological, behavioural and … Continue Reading ››