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 ››
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 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 P. Perera (2015), ‘The evolving policy regime for pumped storage hydroelectricity in China: a key support for low-carbon energy’, Applied Energy
As part of its energy transition strategy, China has set ambitious targets for increasing the contribution of renewable energy and, in particular, of wind power. However, the … 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‘s energy transition: is it really under way?
In the first two months of the year China’s government published preliminary data for 2014 on the economy as a whole and on energy production and consumption. This appears to show that China is indeed undergoing … Continue Reading ››