China wants to dominate the world’s green energy markets – here’s why. If China becomes the global leader in renewables it will have huge influence across the world. If there is to be an effective response to climate change, it will probably emanate from China. The geopolitical motivations are clear. Renewable energy is increasingly inevitable, and those that dominate the markets in these new technologies will likely have the most influence over the development patterns of the future. As other major powers find themselves in climate denial or atrophy, China may well boost its power and status by becoming the global energy leader of tomorrow. President Xi Jinping has been vocal on the issue. He has already called for an “ecological civilisation”. The state’s “green shift” supports this claim by striving to transition to alternative energies and become more energy efficient.
Independent 18th Jan 2018 read more »