An Anatomy of China's Energy Insecurity and its Strategies
Article from: OGEL 1 (2008), in China Energy Law and Policy
Recent power shortages, environmental degradation, vulnerability to various oil supply and price shocks, and the lack of an energy policy making capacity constitute four dimensions of China's energy insecurity. Structurally and fundamentally, however, China's energy insecurity largely originates from the constrained availability, questionable reliability, and uncertain affordability of its oil supplies. The country's rapid industrialization and urbanization, together with demand for infrastructure and the increasing popularity of automobiles, requires a lot of energy. Yet, China consumes ...