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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 ››

ASEAN Must Act Now to Address its Energy Transition Challenges

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 ››

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 evolving policy regime for pumped storage hydroelectricity in China: a key support for low-carbon energy

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 150, 15-24. Abstract: 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 ››

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 ››