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Title: China energy: a guide for the perplexed

Abstract

The purpose of this policy analysis is to make visible the internal dynamics of the Chinese energy situation. The analysis is divided into four sections: (a) What's driving demand: An explanation of the internal dynamics fueling China's energy needs. (b) China's energy supply system: An explanation of the policies, institutions, and markets China relies on to meet its demand. (c) Global impacts: An accounting of the external implications of China's energy choices in light of the systematic analysis of demand and supply dynamics. The key point is: While the roots of China's energy profile are a domestic matter, the shoots and leaves affect the vital interests of others, and we all have a legitimate basis to be 'nosy neighbors' when it comes to China's energy needs. (d) Conclusions and the policy agenda: By starting from a holistic understanding of China's demand and supply fundamentals, both policymakers and civil society groups can play an even more positive role on the China energy agenda. The key point is: China's energy challenge is rooted in systemic conditions that go beyond the energy sector per se, and therefore energy policy alone will not provide the answers. Coordinating energy analysis with the broader policy agendamore » on macro and external imbalances is essential. The international community must be realistic in working to mitigate negative impacts, building international energy regimes that include China, and exploring policy options not dependent on Beijing's readiness to proceed in an optimal manner. 56 refs., 39 figs., 7 tabs.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Center for Strategic and International Studies and Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
20939731
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: IEACR LIB
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CHINA; ENERGY DEMAND; ENERGY SUPPLIES; SECURITY; RECOMMENDATIONS; ENERGY POLICY; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; COAL; NATURAL GAS; MARKET; INVESTMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; POWER GENERATION; PETROLEUM; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; INDUSTRY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; SECTORAL ANALYSIS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; PRICES; PRODUCTION; COMPETITION; CARBON DIOXIDE; METAL INDUSTRY; TRADE

Citation Formats

Rosen, D.H., and Houser, T.. China energy: a guide for the perplexed. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Rosen, D.H., & Houser, T.. China energy: a guide for the perplexed. United States.
Rosen, D.H., and Houser, T.. Tue . "China energy: a guide for the perplexed". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The purpose of this policy analysis is to make visible the internal dynamics of the Chinese energy situation. The analysis is divided into four sections: (a) What's driving demand: An explanation of the internal dynamics fueling China's energy needs. (b) China's energy supply system: An explanation of the policies, institutions, and markets China relies on to meet its demand. (c) Global impacts: An accounting of the external implications of China's energy choices in light of the systematic analysis of demand and supply dynamics. The key point is: While the roots of China's energy profile are a domestic matter, the shoots and leaves affect the vital interests of others, and we all have a legitimate basis to be 'nosy neighbors' when it comes to China's energy needs. (d) Conclusions and the policy agenda: By starting from a holistic understanding of China's demand and supply fundamentals, both policymakers and civil society groups can play an even more positive role on the China energy agenda. The key point is: China's energy challenge is rooted in systemic conditions that go beyond the energy sector per se, and therefore energy policy alone will not provide the answers. Coordinating energy analysis with the broader policy agenda on macro and external imbalances is essential. The international community must be realistic in working to mitigate negative impacts, building international energy regimes that include China, and exploring policy options not dependent on Beijing's readiness to proceed in an optimal manner. 56 refs., 39 figs., 7 tabs.},
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