What are the prospects for reform of the Chinese energy sector? This question is the subject of much debate both inside and outside China. Since coming to power in November 2012, China’s new government has issued a series of statements on reform, clearly an important part of the country’s continuing ‘great revival’. Despite this, some experts have been unconvinced by the pace of economic reform. What reform means for the energy sector is even less clear. There are competing views on how, and to what extent, the energy sector and energy policy will be reformed, but they all share various potential biases resulting from incomplete data and “not knowing what we don’t know”.
Program Director Dr. Brian Efird is the Program Director for Policy and Decision Science and Acting Program Director for Climate and Environment.… Dr. Brian Efird is the Program Director for Policy and Decision Science and Acting Program Director for Climate and Environment. He manages a multidisciplinary, multi-national team of researchers who work on quantitative models of collective decision-making processes (CDMP), geospatial information system applications for energy economics and energy policy, demography and energy, and energy policy studies of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Dr. Efird is editor-in-chief of the Springer Scientific journal, Energy Transitions. He was previously a senior research fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.; a consultant on defense and international security matters in Washington; and a consultant applying quantitative models to support corporate, investment banking, and legal negotiations in New York.
- Behavioral Modeling
- Defense and National Security Studies
- Human Geography
- Strategic Communication
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Renewables and the Future of Geopolitics: Revisiting Main Concepts of International Relations from the Lens of Renewables
What are the prospects for reform of the Chinese energy sector? This question is the…14th December 2020
What are the prospects for reform of the Chinese energy sector? This question is the…27th October 2019