Low-Carbon Electricity Technology, Innovation, Manufacturing and Internationalisation

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


China’s success in deploying low-carbon electricity generating capacity would not have been possible without a domestic manufacturing and construction industry that provided the required inputs and services at the necessary scale. The chapter examines four technologies: ultra-high voltage power transmission, nuclear power, wind energy and solar PV. The technological and industrial achievements in these fields were not accidental but rather were the result of concrete government policies and funding. The parallel emphasis on both industrial and energy policy has brought about obvious benefits to the national push for a cleaner energy sector. However, the interaction of these two streams of policy has also had some unintended and undesirable consequences, not least industrial overcapacity and curtailment of wind energy and solar PV installations.


Ultra-high voltage transmission Nuclear power Wind energy Solar PV 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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