China's energy security: the perspective of energy users

Bambawale, Malavika Jain and Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) China's energy security: the perspective of energy users. Applied Energy, 88 (5). pp. 1949-1956. ISSN 0306-2619

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The article explores the energy security concerns faced by China from the point of view of energy users working in government, university, civil society and business sectors. The authors first derive a set of seven hypotheses related to Chinese energy security drawn from a review of the recent academic literature. We then explain each of these seven hypotheses, relating to (1) security of energy supply, (2) geopolitics, (3) climate change, (4) decentralization, (5) energy efficiency, (6) research and innovation of new energy technologies, and (7) self sufficiency and trade. Lastly, the article tests these hypotheses through a survey distributed in English and Mandarin completed by 312 Chinese participants. The conclusion presents insights for policymakers and energy scholars.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 15:42
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 15:04
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