The Governance of Energy in China: Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy [NOOK Book]

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China is both the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world and the country with the greatest challenge to constrain the level of its emissions. The way in which energy is governed in China is an important factor driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. Andrews-Speed analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with the theories of new institutional economics and historical institutionalism. This provides a framework for examining the ...
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The Governance of Energy in China: Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

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Overview

China is both the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world and the country with the greatest challenge to constrain the level of its emissions. The way in which energy is governed in China is an important factor driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. Andrews-Speed analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with the theories of new institutional economics and historical institutionalism. This provides a framework for examining the institutions of energy governance and for identifying factors which assist or constrain the country's path to a low-carbon economy. The author emphasises the importance of elaborating the adaptive capacity of these institutions.
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"This book can be viewed as an initial effort to re-orientate research focused on China's energy and environmental future." - The China Jourbanal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137283993
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Series: Energy, Climate and the Environment
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

PHILIP ANDREWS-SPEED is Principal Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. His research has been focused on energy governance in China, and on the interface between energy policy and international relations.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
China's Energy Sector 1980-2010
China's Carbon Emissions: Outlook and Challenges
Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
Governance, Institutions and Society
China's Institutions of Governance
Energy Policy-Making
Energy Sector Reform
Energy Policy Implementation and Regulation
Technological Innovation and Household Energy Saving
Implications for China's Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
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