The first decade of the century saw a peak in the frequency and intensity of energy disruptions arising from bottlenecks in the supply chain. These have been eased through a combination of massive investment in energy infrastructure and slowing energy demand.
China’s massive investments in renewable energy In early January 2017, China’s government announced a 2.5 trillion RMB (US$ 360 billion) investment programme in renewable energy as part of its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020). This marks a continuation of the twin strategies of boosting the share of non-fossil fuel in … Continue Reading ››
All governments that take their responsibilities seriously face the challenge of balancing economic and social priorities with those relating to energy and the environment. For China, this challenge is particularly fraught given the structure of its economy and energy mix. In order to achieve a balance these priorities … Continue Reading ››