China’s Energy Situation in the New Millennium

  • Hengyun Ma
  • Les Oxley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 13)


This chapter is organized as follows. Firstly, we consider the historical origins of China’s current energy situation. This is followed by an investigation and analysis of China’s energy resources, including renewable energy. In the third section we consider the energy industry regulations. Section 3.4 focuses on capacity building in the energy sector. Sections 3.5 and 3.6 describe energy transportation (focusing on coal) and energy price information. Section 3.7 discusses China’s energy efficiency in particular, energy intensity over time and across regions. This is followed by a discussion of energy supply, demand and trade in Sect. 3.8. Section 3.9 reviews renewable energy laws, programs and policy, and Sect. 3.10 discusses the potential factors driving both demand and supply.


Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Clean Development Mechanism Energy Intensity Energy Price 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Economics and ManagementHenan Agricultural UniversityZhengzhouChina, People’s Republic
  2. 2.Department of Economics & FinanceUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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