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NBR Reports (Nov 2014)

China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

Philip Andrews-Speed, Mikkal E. Herberg, Li Zhidong and Benjamin Shobert

China has emerged as the world’s single largest energy consumer, and surging demand has not only dramatically reshaped world energy markets but also raised complex questions for stakeholders concerned with developments in China’s domestic energy infrastructure, environmental policy, and global energy diplomacy. In this NBR Special Report, four senior energy and geopolitical specialists examine major shifts underway in China’s energy security strategies and assess how the country is affecting market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific more broadly.

Table of Contents

China’s Energy Policymaking Processes and Their Consequences
Philip Andrews-Speed

China’s Search for Oil and Gas Security: Prospects and Implications
Mikkal E. Herberg

Peak Coal in China: Rethinking the Unimaginable
Li Zhidong

The Key Drivers of China’s Environmental Policies
Benjamin Shobert

Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance: Conclusions and Implications for the Asia-Pacific
Mikkal E. Herberg

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