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Energy Policy and Regulation in the People's Republic of China : International Energy & Resources Law & Policy - Philip Andrews Speed

Energy Policy and Regulation in the People's Republic of China

International Energy & Resources Law & Policy


Published: 1st April 2004
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China is the worlds second largest consumer of commercial energy and is therefore a significant contributor to atmospheric pollution. It is becoming a major player in global and regional markets for energy products, services and investment. This book provides an overview of the formulation and implementation of energy policy in China. Part One provides background information on Chinas energy sector. Part Two examines the nature of Chinas energy policy and of the policy-making process, with examples drawn from the coal and natural gas sectors, as well as from the governments drive to promote energy conservation and energy efficiency. Part Three focuses on recent efforts to reform the energy sector in China and to regulate it more effectively, paying particular attention to the electrical power sector and to small-scale coal mines. Part Four evaluates, from the perspective of the citizen, policy relating to the electrical power sector and to the closure of small-scale coal mines. Part Five addresses the international dimensions of Chinas energy policy, with accounts of both inward and outward investment, and of the international political implications. About the author: Dr Philip Andrews-Speed is Director of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He spent fourteen years as a geologist in the international mining and petroleum industries before coming to the Centre in 1994, gaining an LLM in Energy Law and Policy, and joining the academic staff.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Background to China's energy sectorp. 9
Energy Policy and Policy-Making in Chinap. 37
Energy policy and policy-makingp. 39
China's evolving energy policyp. 59
Thirty years of government policy towards township and village coal minesp. 79
A framework for policy-making for small-scale minesp. 105
Policy challenges for the development of China's natural gas industryp. 119
Energy conservation and energy efficiency policy: past success and future challengesp. 139
Reform and Regulation of China's Energy Sectorp. 153
Energy sector liberalisation and its prospects in Chinap. 155
The 1998 structural reforms of China's energy sectorp. 169
The regulation of township and village coal mines: a study of complexity and ineffectivenessp. 185
Reform of the electrical power industry: challenges facing the governmentp. 203
Formulating the first steps in power sector reform: the case of Guangdong Provincep. 229
Social Dimensions of China's Energy Policyp. 257
The impact on consumers of reform of the electrical power industryp. 259
The socio-economic impact of and responses to the closure of township and village coal-mines: a preliminary accountp. 281
International Dimensions of China's Energy Policyp. 295
The foreign investment regime for upstream oil and gasp. 297
The challenges facing foreign investors in electrical power generationp. 321
The international dimensions of China's petroleum security policyp. 335
China's integration into the world energy system: the challenges aheadp. 355
Selected Bibliographyp. 367
English Languagep. 367
Chinese Languagep. 382
Mapsp. 385
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9789041122339
ISBN-10: 9041122338
Series: International Energy & Resources Law & Policy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 405
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 16.8  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.83