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Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Joanna Lewis


As the greatest coal-producing and consuming nation in the world, China would seem an unlikely haven for wind power. Yet the country now boasts a world-class industry that promises to make low-carbon technology more affordable and available to all. Conducting an empirical study of China's remarkable transition and the possibility of replicating their model elsewhere, this book adds greater depth to a theoretical understanding of China's technological innovation systems and its current and future role in a globalized economy. The text focuses on China's specific methods of international technol ... More

Keywords: coal, China, wind power, low-carbon technology, international technology transfer, wind turbines, domestic energy, technological lock-in

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153317
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Lewis, author
Georgetown University