Étiqueté : China

Decarbonizing China’s power system with wind power: the past and the future

Wind power in China has experienced significant growth since the beginning of this century. Total installed capacity has increased almost 300 fold – from 346 MW in 2000 to 91,413 MW in 2013. This rapid development however has created new set of challenges. In particular, wind power has not been fully integrated into the electricity system as a whole, as the growth of wind generation capacity has not been matched by a corresponding growth in transmission capacity…

Hydropower development in the Mekong Region

The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development is a significant driver. This book provides a basin-wide analysis of political, socio-economic and environmental perspectives of hydropower development in the Mekong Basin…

Reform of the Coal Sector in an Open Economy: The Case of China

Cheap, abundant and easy to transport and store, coal has been produced and consumed to meet people’s energy needs. The last decade’s growth in global coal use has been driven mainly by  developing economies like China, whose phenomenal economic growth has been powered by coal-fired
electricity and promoted by the export of manufactured goods…

Electricity Demand and Basic Needs: Empirical Evidence from China’s Households

An increasing block tariff (IBT) has been implemented nationwide in the residential sector in China since July 2012 as part of a process towards liberalizing electricity prices. However, knowledge about IBT design is still limited, particularly how to determine the electricity volume for the first block of an IBT scheme. Assuming the first block should be set based on some measure of electricity poverty, we attempt to model household electricity demand such that the range of basic needs can be established.

Overview of climate change policies and development of emissions trading in China

This paper will first present the profile of Chinese GHG emissions and investigate the drivers of the rapid carbon emissions growth. We will then describe China’s engagement in international climate negotiations, how it committed to curb CO2 emissions, as well as policies and measures that China put in place to achieve mandatory energy and climate goals domestically…