Energy Programme Asia Series

Geopolitical Economy of Energy and Environment. China and the European Union

This book is the product of a joint research program between the Institute of West Asia & African Studies of the Chinese Academy of  Social Sciences, Beijing and the Energy Program Asia of the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University.

China’s transition to an urban-industrial society relies on its abundant domestic coal supplies, and on an increase in oil and gas imports. However, authorities are confronted with trade-offs between investments in expanding supplies of fossils, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and in clean energy. Resources spent on expanding imported energy have to be weighed against clean energy investments and improving efficiency of the fossil-fuel sector. The same is no less true for the European Union and its member states. Import dependency on piped gas is again growing. Security of supply of natural gas depends on political cooperation with energy-rich countries. At the same time the EU has to meet its clean energy commitments by compromises between member states and ‘Brussels’. Chinese National Oil Companies bridge the worlds of government in China and the extractive sector in hydrocarbon exporting countries. At the global level, Chinese (Trans-) National Oil Companies maintain competitive and cooperative relations with privately owned International Oil Companies. This book focuses, amongst others, on these networks with the objective to contribute to the study of the geopolitical economy of the energy sectors in the global system.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
List of contributors
Maps, tables and figures
List of abbreviations

Geopolitical Economy of Energy and Environment: China and the European Union - Introduction to the Volume                                                             M. Parvizi Amineh and Yang Guang

 

PART ONE

THE TRANSNATIONALIZATION OF CHINESE NATIONAL OIL COMPANIES

Chapter One   Energy and geopolitical economy in China: theory and concepts
M. Parvizi Amineh and Yang Guang

Chapter Two The Dual Face of China’s ‘Going Global’. Transnationalizing National Oil Companies, Elites, and Global Networks
Nana de Graaff

Chapter Three China’s Resource Demand and Market Opportunities in
the Middle East: Policies and Operations in Iran and Iraq
Liu Dong

Chapter Four  Strategies and interactions in the transnationalization of China’s National Oil Companies – the cases of the CNOOC and Sinopec in Ghana
Sarah Hardus

Chapter Five   The Transnationalization strategy of Chinese National Oil Companies with Case Studies of Sudan and Saudi Arabia
Chen Mo

Chapter Six Chinese influences and the Governance of Oil in Latin America the Cases of Venezuela, Brazil, and Ecuador
Barbara Hogenboom

Chapter Seven  Actors and Their Interactions in the Sino-Venezuelan Oil Cooperation Model
Sun Hongbo

Chapter Eight  Foundation of the East Central Eurasian Hydrocarbon Energy Complex: The Role of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, and their National Oil Companies     Robert Cutler

PART TWO

ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES THE EUROPEAN UNION AND CHINA

Chapter Nine  The Geo-Ecological Risks of Oil Investments by China and the Global South: The Right to Development Revisited
Joyeeta Gupta, Eric Chu, Kyra Bosand Tessel Kuijten

Chapter Ten   Energy Transition and the Conflicts and Cooperation between China and EU Member States in Renewable Energy Fields - A Case Study of the Photovoltaic Industry
Li Xiaohua


PART THREE

ENERGY AND GEOPOLITICS: THE EUROPEAN UNION ENERGY SUPPLY SECURITY AND GEOPOLITCS
 

Chapter Eleven  Geopolitical Economy of Energy Security in the European Union The Persian Gulf, The Caspian Region, and China
M.P. Amineh and Wina Graus

Bibliography 

Index 

 

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