November 01, 2022
Xi Jinping’s Energy Policy: Contradictions and Caveats
By Bonnie Girard
Xi has made big promises on China's emissions and energy mix, but his work report at the 20th Party Congress suggests neither is a top priority.
April 26, 2022
Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal
By Joe McDonald
The re-emphasis on coal is a setback to efforts to cut emissions, as it “locks China into a more high-carbon path.”
January 29, 2020
China’s Clean Energy Decline: Impact on the EU and US
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Frank Haugwitz
June 30, 2018
How China Can Make the Most of Its Solar Energy Boom
By Samuel Corwin
China's solar industry has made great strides, but national priorities continue to be undermined by local realities.
April 21, 2018
The Stumbling Blocks to China's Green Transition
By Daniel de Oliveira Vasconcelos
How fast can China develop a “green, low carbon power system”?
January 14, 2017
China's Ambitious New Clean Energy Targets
By Ma Tianjie
China unveiled its 13th Five Year Plan on energy development, with the most far-reaching aims yet.
October 29, 2016
China's Nuclear Power Plans Melting Down
By Steve Thomas
China may scale down plans for nuclear power because of slowing demand for electricity and construction setbacks.
August 06, 2016
China's 5 Year Plan for Energy
By Ma Tianjie
China's energy use will have enormous consequences for the world. Here's what we know about its latest plans.
November 10, 2015
China's Potential Pitfalls #1: The Environment
By Xue Li
"Environmental pollution is the great challenge that China must face during its next stage of development."
August 13, 2015
China: The Green Leap Forward
By Cecily Huang and Daniel Graham
Why the world’s biggest coal consumer is winning the race to develop clean energy.
April 15, 2014
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
By Mark Eels
As it seeks to reduce its dependence on coal, Beijing’s return to the Silk Road raises some unfamiliar security concerns.
December 11, 2013
What China's Energy Trajectory Says About Climate Change
By Daniel J. Graeber
China's government is noting the effects of global warming. But leaving fossil fuels behind looks tough.