China’s Energy Situation and Its Implications in the New Millennium

Many are interested in China"s energy situation, however, numerous energy related issues in China still remain unanswered. For example, what are the potential forces driving energy demand and supply? Previous reviews focused only on fossil fuel based energy and ignored other important elements including renewable and "clean" energy sources. The work presented here is intended to fill this gap by bringing the research on fossil-based and renewable energy economic studies together and identifying the potential drivers behind both energy demand and supply to provide a complete picture of China"s energy situation in the new millennium. This will be of interest to anyone concerned with the development of China"s economy in general, and in particular with its energy economy.