Item description for China's Energy Outlook 2004 by Chen Wenying...
This unique book offers a timely and insightful look into China's present energy situation and the emerging challenges of balancing energy supply and demand over the forthcoming decades. It presents a holistic analysis of the growing pressures on the energy system as a result of the country's dynamic socio-economic progress. The volume considers current hot topics and will be useful as a reference for those aspiring to understand more about what is happening in China's energy sector today.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.91" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Sep 8, 2006
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812567488 ISBN13 9789812567482
Reviews - What do customers think about China's Energy Outlook 2004?
will energy constrain China's growth? Jun 11, 2007
The book's subject is one of increasing importance to China and indeed to the rest of the world. As China's amazing economic expansion continues unabated, a serious question arises. Where will the energy come from, to power this expansion?
A significant portion of the book discusses rural development. Most Chinese still live on farms and small villages. Many still lack electricity. Even though the rural population is expected to decrease, due to migration to cities, some 700 million are still expected to be rural in 2020.
The book looks at various possible sources of energy. Especially renewable sources for the countryside. Social fairness is a big theme here, as rural areas have seriously lagged the cities in jobs and income. Wind energy looks promising in many areas. In part by reducing the need to extend the electric grid by large distances.
Numerous other sources include nuclear, clean coal exploitation and hydroelectricity. But for the transport sector, there is no serious alternative to oil. This has implications for global oil prices. As China increasingly competes in that marketplace as a major consumer.
The book is a serious and sober analysis of trends that may well happen.