Sustainable energy in China : the closing window of opportunity / Noureddine Berrah ... [et al.]. - Washington, DC : World Bank, c2007. - liii, 273 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Directions in development. Energy and mining . - Directions in development (Washington, D.C.) Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. China's energy future : the challenge of recent trends --
Ch. 3. Reining in future energy consumption --
Ch. 4. Greening the energy sector --
Ch. 5. Securing energy supply --
Ch. 6. Getting the fundamentals right --
Ch. 7. Shaping the future toward sustainability --
App. A. Gross domestic product and energy consumption in China, 1980-2005 --
App. B. Biomass energy use in China --
App. C. The Chinese system for energy statistics : history, current situation, and ways to improve the system --
App. D. Energy costs as a proportion of gross domestic product : estimates for China, Japan, and the United States --
App. E. Feedback from the dissemination workshop --
App. F. Life-cycle costs of electricity generation alternatives with environmental costs factored in --
App. G. International experience of insecurity of energy supply --
App. H. Strategic oil reserves for China --
App. I. Predominant approaches for setting regulated tariffs for gas and electricity transmission and distribution --
App. J. Lessons from international experience : relevant examples of losses derived from unsound energy pricing --
App. K. Gas price formation and gas subsector reform --
App. L. Pricing system to support adequate implementation of state council document no. 5 on power subsector reform. Table of contents

This timely new book uses historical data from 1980 and alternative scenarios through 2020 to assess China's future energy requirements and the resources available to meet them. Current trends are putting China on an unsustainable and insecure energy growth path, characterized by the use of enormous quantities of "dirty" coal and an alarming oil import dependence. The authors find that what is urgently needed is a high-level commitment to an integrated, coordinated, and comprehensive policy that is set in the framework of the energy law currently being prepared.

9780821367537 0821367536 9780821367544 (electronic) 0821367544 (electronic)


Energy industries--Environmental aspects--China.
Energy policy--Environmental aspects--China.
Energy development--Environmental aspects--China.

HD9502.C62 / S868 2007

333.790951 / SUS 2007

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