Energizing China: Reconciling Environmental Protection and Economic Growth

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Overview

As China develops its booming, fossil fuel-powered economy, is it taking lessons from the history of Western industrialization and the unforeseen environmental harms that accompanied it? Given the risks of climate change, is there an imperative, shared responsibility to help China respond to the environmental effects of its coal dependence? By linking global hazards to local air pollution concerns—from indoor stove smoke to burgeoning ground-level ozone—this volume of eighteen studies seeks integrated strategies to address simultaneously a range of harmful emissions. Counterbalancing the scientific inquiry are key chapters on China's unique legal, institutional, political, and cultural factors in effective pollution control.

Energizing China, the stage-setting publication of an ongoing program of Harvard-China research collaboration, is distinguished by its conceptual breadth and spirit of exchange. Its contributors include twenty-two Western and seventeen Chinese scholars with a disciplinary reach that includes science, public health, engineering, economics, public policy, law, business, and China studies.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Units of Measurement

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Chemical Compounds

Energy Conversion Table

Introduction and Overview

Chris P. Nielsen and Michael B. McElroy

Energy and Emissions

Energy Supply and Development in China

Ni Weidou and Nien Dak Sze

Strategic Options for Reducing C02 in China: Improving Energy Efficiency and Using Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

Fang Dong, Debra Lew, Li Ping, Daniel M. Kammen, and Richard Wilson

Living with Coal: Coal-Based Technology Options for China's Electric Power Generating Sector

Fiona E. Murray and Peter P. Rogers

Energy Use and Air-Pollution Impacts of China's Transportation Growth

Xiannuan James Lin and Karen R. Polenske

Environment and Public Health

Industrial Growth, Air Pollution, and Environmental Damage: Complex Challenges for China

Michael B. McElroy

Air Pollution and Its Health Effects in Urban China

Xu Xiping

Indoor Air Pollution from Residential Energy Use in China

Peng Ruicong, Wang Lihua, Wang Hong, He Kebin, and Xu Xiping

Energy and the Economy

China's Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions

Mun S. Ho, Dale W. Jorgenson, and Dwight H. Perkins

Energy Economics in Building a Modern China

Li Jingwen

The Domestic Context

Policymaking for Environmental Protection in China

Wang Hanchen and Liu Bingjiang

Limits of the Law in Addressing China's Environmental Dilemma

William P. Alford and Yuanyuan Shen

The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Environmental Policy in China

Theodore Panayotou

From Heaven-and-Earth to Nature: Chinese Concepts of the Environment and Their Influence on Policy Implementation

Robert P. Weller and Peter K. Bol

International Dimensions

China and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Abram Chayes and Charlotte J. Kim

The Status and Trend of China's Policies on Climate Change

Wu Baozhong, He Kebin, Fan Yuansheng, and Zhao Weijun

China and International Environmental Institutions: A Decision Rule Analysis

Alastair Iain Johnston

Yen for the Earth: Japan's Pro-active China Environment Policy

Susan J. Pharr and Ming Wan

Foreign Firms in The Chinese Power Sector: Economic and Environmental Impacts

Fiona E. Murray, Forest Reinhardt, and Richard Vietor

Biographical Notes

Index

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