China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance
NBR Special Report no. 47

China's Energy Crossroads
Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

by Mikkal E. Herberg, Philip Andrews-Speed, Benjamin Shobert, and Li Zhidong
November 17, 2014

China has emerged as the world’s single largest energy consumer, and surging demand has not only dramatically reshaped world energy markets but also raised complex questions for stakeholders concerned with developments in China’s domestic energy infrastructure, environmental policy, and global energy diplomacy. In this NBR Special Report, four senior energy and geopolitical specialists examine major shifts underway in China’s energy security strategies and assess how the country is affecting market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific more broadly.