This book seeks to examine the impacts associated with China’s carbon-energy policy in Asia and how, coupled with the Belt and Road Initiative, these effects prompt foreign direct investments in coal power and exports of renewable energy technologies.

China shows a co-evolution of carbon-energy policy and energy transitions from coal to renewables. Assessing how the policy intensifies pressures and motivations to Chinese companies, chapters in this edited volume analyse how the policy has changed energy and CO2 emissions in Asia through the lens of carbon leakage, relocation, and halos. Contributors present in-depth studies on China’s investments and exports, and also its impacts on Indonesia, India, Vietnam, and Japan. Using applied computable general equilibrium and scenario input-output analyses, chapters investigate if regional electricity connectivity reduces new coal power investments through efficiency gain. Arguing that China is shifting from the world’s factory to the leading innovator and Asia's demand centre, it is ultimately demonstrated that China is likely to achieve climate targets whereas Asia to increase CO2 emissions and economic reliance on China.

China’s Carbon-Energy Policy and Asia’s Energy Transition will be of significant interest to students and scholars of energy, environment, and sustainability studies, as well as Chinese studies and economics.

part I|54 pages

Energy transition and carbon leakage, relocation, and halos

chapter 1|20 pages

Carbon leakage, relocation, and halo

A framework to understand impacts of China's carbon-energy policy on Asia's energy transitions
Size: 0.37 MB

chapter 2|32 pages

Struggles for energy transition in the electricity system in Asian countries

A system complementarity perspective
Size: 1.56 MB

part II|72 pages

China's energy and industrial transformation as push factors

chapter 3|15 pages

Economic and environmental impacts of power supply configuration change in China

An application of scenario input-output analysis
Size: 0.28 MB

chapter 4|20 pages

From latecomer to first-mover advantage

Why Chinese solar PV manufacturers acquire stronger competitiveness in the global market
Size: 0.30 MB

part III|125 pages

Carbon, leakage, relocation, and halo effect in host countries

chapter 7|22 pages

Effect of renewable energy policies on the components' exports from Asian countries

Evidence from the trade of PV/wind energy with matching econometrics
Size: 0.54 MB
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chapter 9|15 pages

India's energy transition

Is China an inhibitor or a catalyst?
Size: 0.21 MB

chapter 10|21 pages

Impact of Chinese renewable technology exports on Japan's energy transition

The case of the solar photovoltaic industry
Size: 0.49 MB

chapter 11|21 pages

Generating or receiving carbon leakages?

An examination of China's CO2 emissions in Asia
Size: 0.73 MB

part IV|36 pages

Countermeasures and future challenges