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Who and how to rein China's industrial energy?

Nordqvist, Joakim LU (2005) 2005 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry: Cutting the High Cost of Energy In Proceedings ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry p.4-135
Abstract
This paper aims to present and suggest, from a foreigner's angle, ways in which to better explain and understand the difficulties facing Chinese policy-makers and government agencies that seek to improve the sustainability of China's industrial development. In this context, improved energy efficiency in the industrial sector is crucial; constituting a central pillar for all such strategies. The paper takes as its point of departure the relations between, on the one hand, challenges in addressing sustainability issues connected to energy and electricity and, on the other hand, the existence of fundamental differences among international and Chinese stakeholders in preconceptions about the nature of these challenges. Three perspectives are... (More)
This paper aims to present and suggest, from a foreigner's angle, ways in which to better explain and understand the difficulties facing Chinese policy-makers and government agencies that seek to improve the sustainability of China's industrial development. In this context, improved energy efficiency in the industrial sector is crucial; constituting a central pillar for all such strategies. The paper takes as its point of departure the relations between, on the one hand, challenges in addressing sustainability issues connected to energy and electricity and, on the other hand, the existence of fundamental differences among international and Chinese stakeholders in preconceptions about the nature of these challenges. Three perspectives are high-lighted: actor theories, conceptual frameworks of technology and futures studies; and examples of two existing scenario studies are given. Addressing an international audience, the paper arrives at a set of messages, or clarifications. Thereby it also indicates a stance, from which one may choose to assess, select, or evaluate foreign efforts meant to constructively contribute to meeting China's challenges of improving the performance of its industry - in terms of energy, as well as of efficient and sustainable practices in general. (Less)
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Industrial development, Government agencies
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Proceedings ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry
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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
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2005 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry: Cutting the High Cost of Energy
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper aims to present and suggest, from a foreigner's angle, ways in which to better explain and understand the difficulties facing Chinese policy-makers and government agencies that seek to improve the sustainability of China's industrial development. In this context, improved energy efficiency in the industrial sector is crucial; constituting a central pillar for all such strategies. The paper takes as its point of departure the relations between, on the one hand, challenges in addressing sustainability issues connected to energy and electricity and, on the other hand, the existence of fundamental differences among international and Chinese stakeholders in preconceptions about the nature of these challenges. Three perspectives are high-lighted: actor theories, conceptual frameworks of technology and futures studies; and examples of two existing scenario studies are given. Addressing an international audience, the paper arrives at a set of messages, or clarifications. Thereby it also indicates a stance, from which one may choose to assess, select, or evaluate foreign efforts meant to constructively contribute to meeting China's challenges of improving the performance of its industry - in terms of energy, as well as of efficient and sustainable practices in general.},
  author       = {Nordqvist, Joakim},
  keyword      = {Industrial development,Government agencies},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4--135},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x799cd60)},
  series       = {Proceedings ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry},
  title        = {Who and how to rein China's industrial energy?},
  year         = {2005},
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