Technological Progress in Developing Renewable Energies

9 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2017

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Kejun Jiang

Energy Research Institute of NDRC (ERI)

Date Written: December 2017

Abstract

China's old model of growth was heavily energy intensive, with energy overwhelmingly reliant on coal. This imposed immense pressures on the global and domestic environment. Since 2012, there has been decisive change in the trajectory of coal use and emissions. Renewable energy has been encouraged by a wide range of policies. Increased scale and innovation have radically reduced renewables costs and China has become the main generator of renewable energy and source of wind turbines and solar panels for the world. The whole of the increase in China's electricity since 2012 is from low emissions sources, making attainment of global climate goals possible.

Suggested Citation

Jiang, Kejun, Technological Progress in Developing Renewable Energies (December 2017). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 469-477, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3081268 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12250

Kejun Jiang (Contact Author)

Energy Research Institute of NDRC (ERI) ( email )

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