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Introduction

  • Philip Andrews-SpeedEmail author
  • Sufang Zhang
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Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)

Abstract

Many consider China to be a global clean energy champion on account of its rapid deployment of different forms of clean or low-carbon energy and the vast size of its related manufacturing industry. The aim of this book is to ‘lift the veil’ on these achievements. The analytical approach draws on the progressively converging literatures on socio-technical transitions, institutions and public policy. The core argument is that the institutions of governance that shape the trajectory of China’s low-carbon energy transition are changing only slowly. The continued use of traditional administrative policy instruments has proved effective to date, but with huge costs, unintended consequences and many limitations.

Keywords

Clean energy champion Low-carbon energy transition Institutions Public policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.North China Electric Power UniversityBeijingChina

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