OIES Podcast – Will China’s Power Crunch Shift its Climate Policy?

In this podcast, David Ledesma talks to Michal Meidan, Director of the Gas and China Research Programmes at the OIES, and Byford Tsang who is Senior Policy Advisor at E3G’s Climate Diplomacy team about China’s climate policies and the extent to which China’s 2021 energy crisis and the market turmoil following the Russian invasion of Ukraine have shaped them. The podcast discusses the contribution of climate policies to China’s power outages, the thinking in China about energy security and the role of coal in the country’s energy mix going forward. The discussion also touches on the 14th Five Year Plan, how coal, renewable and gas fit into China’s electricity consumption in the context of rising concerns about energy security and geopolitical tensions.