Abstract

In this report, we explore the main trends and policies that relate to industrial energy productivity in China and Saudi Arabia, focusing on energy efficiency, structural economic reform, industrial upgrading and energy pricing. Our objective is to increase shared understanding on these issues as both countries deepen their engagement as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

Authors

Dongmei Chen

Research Fellow Dongmei is a research fellow with more than 20 years of professional experience in China’s energy and climate change policy… Dongmei is a research fellow with more than 20 years of professional experience in China’s energy and climate change policy development. At KAPSARC, she carries out research on global oil trade, investment under the Belt and Road Initiative, industrial energy productivity in Saudi Arabia and China’s energy governance. She previously worked in a state-owned company, and in government and non-government agencies. As a senior advisor and head of IIP’s China office, she engaged with Chinese industrial stakeholders for best practice development and dissemination. As director of the WWF China Climate Change and Energy Program, she designed the Low Carbon City Initiative in partnership with local governments and international networks.

Expertise

  • Energy Politics
  • Industrial Energy Productivity
  • Energy Trade and Investment

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Nicholas Howarth

Nicholas Howarth

Former Research Fellow Nicholas is an applied economist specializing in economic growth, energy and natural resource and environmental economics. He was leading KAPSARC… Nicholas is an applied economist specializing in economic growth, energy and natural resource and environmental economics. He was leading KAPSARC research on energy productivity and is a subject matter expert on energy efficiency, industrial strategy and energy pricing with KAPSARC Advisory. He has received several awards for his published work, including recognition for his first book on carbon markets by the American benchmarking journal Choice as a top 25 academic publication in the category of economics in 2010. Nicholas is an experienced policy advisory, thought leader and project manager with strengths in interdisciplinary issues and applied policy gained from working as a ministerial adviser in Australia and in a variety of international roles. He is also an experienced lecturer and public speaker on energy productivity, green growth and sustainable development and has presented work at a range of technical and policy fora including meetings of the International Association of Energy Economists and in support of the G20 Energy and Sustainability Working Group and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals processes.

Alessandro Lanza

Alessandro Lanza

Visiting Researcher Alessandro is a visiting researcher and a professor of energy and environmental policy at LUISS University. He has held the… Alessandro is a visiting researcher and a professor of energy and environmental policy at LUISS University. He has held the positions of deputy head of the Energy and Environment Division of the IEA/OECD, Eni’s chief economist and executive director of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, and chief executive officer of Eni Corporate University. Alessandro's career has also included working as a researcher at the IEFE and the Joint Research Centre of the European Union at ISPRA, and as a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He had the distinction of being lead author for the IPCC Third Assessment Report when IPCC was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize, and for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. More recently Alessandro has been serving on the board of directors of ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

Padu Padmanabhan

Padu Padmanabhan

Visiting Researcher Padu is a visiting researcher at KAPSARC. He is the former program director of the South Asia Regional Initiative for… Padu is a visiting researcher at KAPSARC. He is the former program director of the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) and senior energy advisor for USAID/India’s bilateral economic assistance program. He has also worked with the World Bank in Washington DC.

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