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In a Chinese Kilowatt-hour: The Link Between Pollution, GDP, and Power

March 3, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China Pollution and Power

Here’s a riddle: how does GDP growth slow, growth in oil consumption stutter to its lowest levels in a decade, pollution skyrocket and growth in electricity consumption pick up? In this post we break down essential themes on the relationship between China’s electricity consumption, pollution and GDP growth.[read more]

Challenges of Chinese Power Sector Reform [VIDEO]

February 6, 2014 by Michael Davidson

Chinese Power Sector Reform

 

At China's Third Plenum last Fall, state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform was envisioned as a key lever for future economic growth. However, it very much remains to be seen just when and how this change will end up impacting the power sector.[read more]

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China's Electricity Sector at a Glance: 2013

February 3, 2014 by Michael Davidson
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China's Electricity Sector

It is quite a challenge to pin down an electricity system that has grown 10.8 percent annually over the last decade, doubled power generation in just 7 years and added 80-90 gigawatts (GW) – the equivalent of the United Kingdom’s entire generating capacity –every year.[read more]