How May National Culture Shape Public Policy? The Case of Energy Policy in China
Many factors shape the development and implementation of public policy. These include political ideologies, the structures and systems of governance, state capacity, demographics, societal values and norms, and level of economic development. As … Continue Reading ››
Applying Institutional Theory to the Low-Carbon Energy Transition
The low-carbon energy transition is a form of socio-technical transition and, as such, it involves profound changes in the institutions that govern society. Despite the acknowledged importance of institutions in shaping the pace and nature of transition, a relatively small … Continue Reading ››
Zhang, P. Andrews-Speed, X. Zhao and Y. He (2013), ‘Interactions between renewable energy policy and renewable energy industrial policy: A critical analysis of China's policy approach to renewable energies’ Energy Policy
, 62, 342-353.
This paper analyzes China's policy approach to renewable energies and assesses how effectively China has met the ideal of appropriate interactions between renewable … Continue Reading ››
Zhang, S., P. Andrews-Speed and P. Perera (2015), ‘The evolving policy regime for pumped storage hydroelectricity in China: a key support for low-carbon energy’, Applied Energy
As part of its energy transition strategy, China has set ambitious targets for increasing the contribution of renewable energy and, in particular, of wind power. However, the … Continue Reading ››
Zhang, S., P. Andrews-Speed and M. Ji (2014), ‘The Erratic Path of the Low-Carbon Transition in China: Evolution of Solar PV Policy’, Energy Policy
, 67, 903-912.
The last twenty years have seen the growth of both solar PV manufacturing capacity and deployment in China, yet this growth has followed … Continue Reading ››
This paper reports the findings of a survey carried out in 2009 and 2010 of 246 citizens at different locations in the municipality of Chongqing in order to reveal information about attitudes towards energy and energy saving in the context of household electrical appliances.
This paper identifies and explains how political and institutional factors have determined the relative successes and failures of China’s wind power policy over the period 2005–2011.
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