Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Jul 11 , 2013
According to new evidence, there is a devastating trade-off between coal-fueled economic growth and human life expectancy. Any progress in the U.S.-Chinese climate change talks could pave way for a truly global solution, writes Dan Steinbock.
Geoff Hiscock Former Asia Business Editor, CNN
Jun 06 , 2013
The competition between the US and China for energy resources is growing. China, the world’s largest energy user, is trying to play catch up on decades of research and development, stronger infrastructural development and the advanced data of the US to ensure it has the energy resources necessary to fuel a growing economy.
Robert I. Rotberg Founding Director of Program on Intrastate Conflict, Harvard Kennedy School
May 24 , 2013
Meeting with Mozambican President Armando Guebuza in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to cement China’s economic and trade relations with emerging economies in Africa. As China’s investment in the continent continues to increase, Professor Robert Rotberg examines how natural gas deposits in Mozambique will shape China’s future in the region.
Jonas Parello-Plesner Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
May 07 , 2013
Greenland believes its ticket to prosperity is the wealth of minerals and rare earths below its slopes. Jonas Parello-Plesner discusses the potential for China’s investment to turn Greenland into a successful resource economy.
Elizabeth Muller Executive Director, Berkeley Earth
Apr 18 , 2013
Awaiting confirmation to head the Energy Department, Ernest J. Moniz must balance the desire to develop and extract new sources of energy with the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and minimize environmental damage. Elizabeth Muller explains the new energy secretary will have the duty of guiding emerging economies like China through the crucial switch from coal to natural gas.
Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Apr 15 , 2013
These days China is in the center of any conversation about sustainable development and environmental degradation, writes Tom Watkins. The country has much work to do in order to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability.
Elliot Brennan Project Coordinator, Institute for Security and Development Policy
Mar 08 , 2013
Energy has long been both the bane and the favored instrument in the foreign policy of governments. Yet, for the US, fortunes are changing and the goal of former President Nixon’s Project Independence looks soon to be realized.
Wu Sike Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Feb 12 , 2013
The development of shale gas technology is expected to rapidly change the global energy landscape, world economy and geopolitics, as we know it. As the United States prepares to become a major exporter of natural gas by 2020, cooperation and mutual trust are vital to ensure stability in the Middle East and beyond.
Feng Zhaokui Honorary Academician, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jan 24 , 2013
The shale gas revolution is unfolding, and is expected to have a profound impact on global geopolitics in the coming years, writes Feng Zhaokui.
Zhang Monan Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Jan 22 , 2013
Severe weather forced China to transform its mode of growth by creating a sustainable economic and energy system conditions.