Published 7 October 2019
This volume, China as a Global Clean Energy Champion (hereafter "the book" or "China and Clean Energy") is a substantial contribution to energy research and scholarship. I am hopeful that it will provoke additional and similar research in some of China's energy sectors that are not covered in the book. Of course, at the outset, I want to forewarn the reader that this book is a dense, deep, complex piece of writing. Your experience will be much different from reading a recent copy of Time Magazine.
The book is intelligently arranged in eleven chapters with each chapter containing extensive references and documentation in addition to a superb narrative. Indeed, the voluminous references in each chapter would be worthy of comment and praise even if there were no narrative. The book's organization is both logical and progressive, moving nicely from general themes to chapters covering specific issues. In outline, the chapters are:
- China's Goals and Achievements
- Transitions, Institutions and Public Policy
- Governance in China
- Low-Carbon Electricity
- Low-Carbon Electricity Technology, Innovation, Manufacturing and Internationalization
- Fossil Fuels
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation
- The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
- Carbon Pricing
Philip Andrews-Speed & Sufang Zhang, China as a Global Clean Energy Champion—Lifting the Veil, Palgrave-Macmillan 2019 (Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies).