On September 14th, Dr. Jiang Lin, the Nat Simons Chair in China Energy Policy, and a Staff Scientist with Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group, gave a lecture at National School of Development, Peking University.
Dr. Lin’s presentation focused on China’s power system reform under the economic “New Normal” and climate change. Dr. Lin first walked through power sector reform in California and then discussed power overcapacity issues in China. Later, Dr. Lin re-assessed China’s electricity demand under the economic “New Normal”, building on studies conducted by Dr. Lin and his colleagues, which showed a decoupling of GDP growth and electricity demand. In the end, Dr. Lin summarized lessons from the power sector reform in the US and raised future research questions on power sector reform and policies in China.
Professor Xu Jintao, Associate Dean of the National School of Development and Professor of Economics and Director at the China Center for Energy and Development of National School of Development hosted this workshop. Professors and graduate students of the National School of Development participated in this workshop and exchanged ideas on power sector issues.