The light bulb moment - how energy can drive changes in China

Energy consultant James Brock discusses the far-reaching ramifications of China''s energy situation.

Energy has long been a controversial area in China. High profile black outs in parts of the country suggest under capacity, while the pricing system has also been described as uneconomic. What's your view

Brock It's economically illiterate to speak of over or under capacity. What you have is simply a price mismatch. Over-capacity simply means a manufacturer is not dropping his price to a level commensurate with what the consumer wants to pay. Under-capacity is the same thing in reverse.

I think media reports of the blackouts in China haven't taken into account that Chinese regulators are very aggressive in their management of supply. It's not...

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