CIERP¹s Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program presents
Industrial End-Use Energy Efficient Technology Transfer & Innovation in China:
Evidence from the Iron and Steel Sector
with Fang Zhang
Doctoral Fellow, CIERP
(a light lunch will be served no RSVP, first-come first-served)
Open to the public. Convened by the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Fletcher.
End-use energy-efficient technology transfer and innovation is essential for developing countries to be able to leapfrog the typical development curves of energy intensity and to achieve sustainable development while building technological capacity. It also boosts competitiveness, since the economy no longer needs to spend so much on inputs. As the largest energy consumer and GHG emitter in the world, China has eagerly begun to reduce demand-side energy consumption with its 11th Five Year Plan and to strengthen its effort in the 12th Five Year Plan. In her presentation, Fang Zhang will discuss the energy use, energy intensity, and energy efficiency policy trends in China¹s industrial sector, mainly based on the iron and steel industry. She will also analyze the ³efficiency paradox² for Chinese firms in adopting energy efficient technologies and analyze the main economic, organizational, and political factors behind it. Finally, she will review policy implications.
Fang Zhang is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University in China and a doctoral researcher in CIERP’s Energy, Climate, and Innovation program through July 2013. She was previously with the Center for Environmental Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley as a visiting scholar from September 2011 to August 2012. Her research topic is the effectiveness of international renewable energy technology transfer and its role in renewable energy deployment in developing countries.