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 ››
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 ››
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.
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 ››
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”.
Professor Qi Ye of the Climate Policy Initiative at Tisnghua University presented a summary of the Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China (2011-2012).
With 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 ››