China’s Electricity Sector

  • Leo Lester
  • Mike Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xinmin Hu
      Pages 3-27
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Philip Andrews-Speed
      Pages 31-51
    3. Sufang Zhang
      Pages 83-105
    4. Lele Zou, Ying-Zi Wang
      Pages 107-132
    5. Dayong Zhang, Huadong Dai
      Pages 133-154
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Mike Thomas
      Pages 157-162
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-166

About this book


“A timely and important volume covering the most pressing topics of China’s electricity sector. It is a useful handbook for researchers, policymakers, businessmen, students and anyone interested in the world’s largest energy market.”

—Xinye Zheng, Professor of Energy Economics, Renmin University of China

This book provides a concise introduction to China’s electricity sector, suitable for university students and business analysts. It is business focused, combining an introduction from an established regional electricity consultancy with five academic chapters covering governance, market stakeholders and reform, wind and solar power, environmental regulation, and developments in financing. It is written in an accessible but rigorous style for people with limited knowledge of the topic, with minimal jargon but full referencing throughout the academic chapters. Each academic chapter starts with a summary and three key points to guide the reader’s understanding.

Leo Lester, a Principal at The Lantau Group, has over a decade of international experience, first with a multinational oil and gas company and later a Saudi think tank. He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Reading, and is a CFA charter holder and certified Financial Risk Manager.

Mike Thomas, a Partner at The Lantau Group, is an expert in the rigorous analysis of energy sector decisions, including how or whether to regulate, how and when to rely on market forces, and the evaluation of opportunities and risks. He has an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Carleton College.


Chinese Energy policy Sustainability Green Energy Coal Infrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo Lester
    • 1
  • Mike Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.The Lantau GroupKwai FongHong Kong
  2. 2.The Lantau GroupKwai FongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8191-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8192-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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