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
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 ››
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 ››
The ASEAN Power Grid (APG) was identified as a “Flagship Programme” within the ASEAN Vision 2020 as early as 1997, and was a key component of the first ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) for the period 1999–2004. Progress in constructing the … Continue Reading ››
On 1 July 2015, I appeared on Channel NewsAsia in a news item on China’s ambitions for Asian energy markets.
A recent report published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences called for the creation of common energy markets in central, north-east and south-east Asia and argued … Continue Reading ››
International energy and resources policy, with a focus on China