by , Sustainable Energy In China Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sustainable Energy In China book, This timely new book uses historical data from 1980 and alternative scenarios through 2020 to assess China's future energy requirements and the resources available to meet them. Current trends are putting China on an unsustainable and insecure energy growth path, characterized by the use of enormous quantities of "dirty" coal and an alarming oil import dependence. The authors find that what is urgently needed is a high-level commitment to an integrated, coordinated, and comprehensive policy that is set in the framework of the energy law currently being prepared.
by Jiahai Yuan, Renewable Energy In China Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Renewable Energy In China book, China is an energy-dependent country and its rapid economic growth in the past 30 years is accompanied by tremendous energy consumption. Constrained by resource endowment, most of the primary energy consumed in China is coal, which leads to serious global, regional and local environmental issues. To ensure sustainable development, China has formulated ambitious targets for developing renewable energy and dozens of policies to deliver it have been adopted. Especially since the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law in 2006, renewable energy has experienced a boom in China. Now China is the biggest developer of hydropower and wind power, as well as the biggest manufacturer of PV cells in the world. This book is a systematic review on renewable energy in China and focuses on four interrelated topics: resources, institution, policy and industry development. The introductory chapter will describe the overall picture of renewable energy in China. Then four industries, including wind power, solar power, biomass and ocean power, will be discussed in separate chapters around the policy, industry development, barriers and market prospective. In light of the important role in delivering renewable energy, the next chapter discusses the progress of smart grids in China, with a particular perspective on the institutional arrangement for promoting its development more effectively. A chapter is devoted to the progress of Golden Sun Program, the Chinese governments initiative to promote the domestic solar power market. Another chapter addresses rural energy, poverty and renewable energy, a special topic on social and developmental aspects of renewable energy. The last chapter presents the topic of energy systems in transition and proposes policy suggestions for delivering renewable energy in China.
by B. Eliasson, Integrated Assessment Of Sustainable Energy Systems In China The China Energy Technology Program Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Integrated Assessment Of Sustainable Energy Systems In China The China Energy Technology Program book, The purpose of the China Energy Technology Program (CETP) has been to take a holistic view of electricity generation in China with special emphasis on the economic and environmental impact of technology. The program is a collaborative effort involving industry, as leader and manager of the program; researchers from academia and national research institutes; and the stakeholders--users or planners of the electricity market. A power plant, no matter of what kind, is not a solitary unit, which may be considered independently from its environment. Modem society has been built on easy access to power; it is now asking for environmentally clean power. Clean power is the pathway that will lead to sustainability, an extension of the concept of an environmentally clean future. Progress toward a sustainable technical solution must include an evaluation of the environmental, economic, and societal impact of electrical power generation. To achieve the goals of the CETP program, we wanted to go beyond what had been done in similar programs in the past. Its organizers wanted the program not only to evaluate the overall impact of electricity generation, but also do it in such a way that program results could be applied and adapted to different circumstances, including countries other than China. For this purpose we have developed a methodology and presented it on a DVD disc, which the reader will find inside the back cover of this book. The methodology is conceived to allow insights into the function of the program on various levels.
by S. Yao, Energy Security And Sustainable Economic Growth In China Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Energy Security And Sustainable Economic Growth In China book, This book focuses on various issues of energy, energy efficiency and environmental policy in China. It discusses different aspects on how China may maintain its fast economic growth through good management of energy consumption and development of various energy sources.
by Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen, Governing Sustainable Energies In China Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Governing Sustainable Energies In China book, This book examines sustainable energy development in China, a non-liberal state, as a counterexample to conventional wisdom that effective policy outcomes are premised on the basis of decentralized governance. The use of sustainable energies as part of the solution for stabilising global warming has been promoted in industrialised countries for the past three decades. In the last ten years, China has expanded its renewable energy capacity with unprecedented speed and breadth. This phenomenon seems to contradict the principle of orthodox environmental governance, in which stakeholder participation is deemed a necessary condition for effective policy outcomes. Based upon policy documents, news report and interviews with 32 policy makers, business leaders, and NGO practitioners in selected subnational governments, this book examines the politics of sustainable energy in China. It engages debates over the relationships among democratic prioritisation, environmental protection, and economic empowerment, arguing that China’s quasi-corporatist model in the sustainable energy field challenges Western scholars’ dominant assumptions about ecopolitics.
by John A. Mathews, China S Renewable Energy Revolution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China S Renewable Energy Revolution book, The authors suggest that China's renewable energy system, the largest in the world, will quickly supersede the black energy system that has powered the country's rapid rise as workshop of the world and for reasons that have more to do with fixing environmental pollution and enhancing energy security than with curbing carbon emissions.
by Manhong Mannie Liu, Renewable Energy In China Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Renewable Energy In China book, 25 Unique and In-Depth Case Studies from Renewable Energy Experts Contributed by 78 Scholars and Experts on Sustainable Economy. Prefaced by Nobel Prize Winner Mohan Munasinghe, Renewable Energy in China: Towards a Green Economy presents a complete look at China's efforts to become a "green" nation. This three-volume series uses an overview of contemporary issues of sustainable development, as well as a set of 25 unique case studies (from leading companies and industry experts in China and the West), to highlight China's unique "green" role. The key concepts of sustainable development, including the rising use of solar and wind power, present complex challenges for China and shape the nation's geopolitical role. With a preface from renowned statesman Cheng Siwei and an introduction from Nobel Prize winner Mohan Munasinghe, Renewable Energy in China: Towards a Green Economy offers an authoritative review of all aspects of China's progress as a green economy including the nation's current efforts to promote a culture of sustainable development.
by John A. Mathews, China S Renewable Energy Revolution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China S Renewable Energy Revolution book, China's formidable energy system, which has powered the nation's rise as workshop of the world and thereby lifted hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty, is undergoing dramatic changes. China's industrial transformation started, like that of all previous industrial powers, with extensive reliance on fossil fuels, principally coal for electric power and oil for transport. But China is now running into the limits of this fossil-fuelled expansion, both for reasons of immediate environmental degradation (unbreathable air), energy insecurity (imports from problematic parts of the world) as well as increasing international pressure over carbon emissions. An alternative has to be found. Mathews and Tan describe how an alternative is indeed being developed. Over the past decade China has been pursuing an alternative 'green' energy strategy that complements the better-known 'black' energy strategy based on burning fossil fuels. This has involved a much less widely discussed investment in expansion of power generating capacity utilizing renewable energy sources such as water, wind and solar – making China by far the largest manufacturer, builder and utilizer of renewable power systems on the planet.