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Investment in China's Local Energy Infrastructure

Baker Institute sponsored a day-long workshop concerning international research on China's local energy infrastructure. Topics included the international and local economic and political context;  energy and environmental awareness in China; and experiences of Investors across China's localities. 

This workshop was cosponsored by the Baker Institute Energy Forum's sponsors, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan and the UFJ Institute.


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Event Agenda and Presentations

9:30 am - The International and Local Economic and Political Context

PDF icon "Northeast Asia"s Energy Partnership Toward Sustainable Development"
Kensuke Kanekiyo, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

PDF icon "Local Government and Energy Sector Development in China"
Kun-Chin Lin, Oxford University

PDF icon "China"s Local Governments, State Energy Companies, and the Development of the West-East Gas Pipeline"
Arthur Jiantao Yan, Texas Energy and Power

12:00 pm  Lunch

1:30 pm Energy and Environmental Awareness in China and Experiences of Investors Across China"s Localities

"Chinese Urban Residents" Views on Energy Development 2005"
Victor Yue Yuan, Rice University

PDF icon "Unique Institutions of China"s Local Economic Development and Investment in China"s Local Energy Infrastructure"
Steven Lewis, Rice University

International Industry Perspectives and Discussion

6:00pm Speaker and Participant Dinner

Speaker Amy Jaffe

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Mon, April 11, 2005
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


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