China’s Energy Outlook and the Shale Revolution
Faced with surging energy demand and increased public pressure for better environmental protection, the Chinese government is trying to shift its energy policy from coal and oil to gas. Vested interests are slowing reforms, but a pluralization of actors in the energy sector has yet to prove effective as the example of shale gas development reveals.
By Julia Coym, Ph.D. Candidate, Free University of Berlin and Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies