China's International Energy Strategies: Global and Regional Implications
Transnational Asia Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:30 - 1:45 PM
1957 E Street, NW, 6th Floor
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, the German Marshall Fund of the United States;
Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Discussant: Llewelyn Hughes
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
China is now a major player in the international energy arena. Imports of all forms of energy are increasing; national energy companies are investing around the world; and the government is active in different forms of energy diplomacy. These behaviors are driven by a range of interests from within and outside China. The external political consequences are rather greater than the economic ones, and vary around the world. China is a key player, along with Japan, in the progress of energy cooperation in East Asia.
PHILIP ANDREWS-SPEED was, until 2010, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. The focus of his research has been on energy policy, regulation and reform in China, and on the interface between energy policy and international relations. His books include Energy Policy and Regulation in the People's Republic of China (Kluwer Law International, 2004) and China, Oil and Global Politics with Roland Dannreuther (Routledge, 2011). The Governance of Energy in China: Transition of a Low-Carbon Economy will be published by Palgrave MacMillan later in 2012.