energy policy

China, COP28 Post Mixed Progress in Curbing Climate Change

This week in Dubai, after two weeks of negotiations among representatives from almost 200 countries, the COP28 climate summit closed on a “historic” note: an agreement that calls for “transitioning away” from fossil fuels in...

Nuclear Activism: Limiting the Fallout

Following the success of widespread public protests against a planned uranium processing plant in Jiangmen, Guangdong province last week, Reuters notes that the project’s cancellation hinders Beijing’s nuclear power...

China’s Ragtag Shale Army Far from Revolution

China’s vast estimated shale gas reserves may hold the eventual promise of lower-carbon energy—at least compared with the country’s current diet of coal—and freedom from the need to secure oil supplies from the...

How China Sees Russia

Nico Popescu of the European Council on Foreign Relations examines Chinese attitudes towards post-Soviet Russia, including its leadership and its place in BRIC: A colleague of mine and I asked the Chinese how do they see the...

Oil-Hunting China Aims to Curb Appetite – Joe McDonald

From the AP, via the Houston Chronicle: Just days before a Chinese firm announced a $2.3 billion investment in a Nigerian oil field last month, President Hu Jintao warned that China has to rein in surging energy use that has made it one of the world’s biggest oil importers. The announcements underlined the dual tracks […]

China`s developing world energy strategy – Edward Lanfranco

From UPI: A big part of China`s efforts to put its affairs in order before lunar new year celebrations is focused on energy security issues with other developing nations. Two events Thursday illustrated Beijing`s ambitions: collaboration with Africa and managing a potential rivalry with India on securing energy resources. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued […]

Taking the Measure of China’s Energy Strategies – Allan Chen

From the Lawrence Berkeley Lab: After the United States, no nation has more potential to influence the world’s economy and environment than China, whose gross domestic product (GDP) quadrupled between 1980 and 2000, and whose economy is the world’s second largest consumer of oil. As it continues to grow, China is projected to increase oil […]



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