Handbook of Energy Politics
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Handbook of Energy Politics

Edited by Jennifer I. Considine

Starting with the fundamentals of the global energy industry, Handbook of Energy Politics goes on to cover the evolution of capital and financial markets in the energy industry, the effects of technology, environmental issues and global warming and geopolitics. The book concludes by considering the future, including the lessons learned from history, where we are most likely to be heading and what steps we can take to mitigate potential energy risks. This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for upper level graduates and postgraduate scholars.
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Chapter 3: Energy transition and natural gas development in China

Liu Xiaoli and Tian Lei

Abstract

Whether because of the various problems and challenges faced by China’s energy development, or the world’s low-carbon and green energy development trend, it is imperative for China to implement a low-carbon and green transition of energy. Vigorous development of natural gas is the realistic option based on the practical circumstances of China. However, how to accelerate the large-scale development and utilization of natural gas, improve the economic competitiveness of natural gas and ensure natural gas supply security are the key issues that determine whether natural gas can become a bridge energy source for a low-carbon and green transition of China’s energy. Therefore, China needs to accelerate reform of the whole industry chain of the oil and gas industry, to solve the problems of restricting the development of the natural gas industry in order to make natural gas play an important role in a low-carbon and green transition of China’s energy as soon as possible.

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