Oxford Energy Podcast – Current direction for renewable energy in China

As China sets out its post COVID-19 recovery package, it is looking to ‘new infrastructure’ and ‘new urbanisation’ to economic growth and foster indigenous innovation. While these have long been tenets of the government’s economic rebalancing agenda, they have gained additional urgency as fears of a potential technological decoupling with the US rise. There is considerable debate whether this recovery package will be “green” or “brown”, but in any event, it is set to accelerate the electrification of the Chinese economy. But will decarbonisation also accelerate? In this podcast, Anders Hove and Michal Meidan discuss the drivers and contradictions in China’s renewables policy post COVID-19 and the importance of energy security, markets and  technology.


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    By: Anders Hove

    For many years running, China has led the world in construction of new wind and solar facilities, yet China also continues to build new coal plants. Notwithstanding market reforms that have addressed some of the problems China previously experienced in integrating renewable energy, the trend for clean energy in China defies easy analysis. Indeed, several […]

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