Although China has for several decades started to address environmental problems, the focus on energy as a source of economic growth has dominated the energy debate in China. This is beginning to change as income levels in China make the environment a more important issue and as environmental quality continues to deteriorate.
This paper gives an overview of the environmental consequences of energy use in China with a focus on what responses might alleviate current and future problems.
Working Paper in International Economics, No. 8.05, by Professor Warwick McKibbin.