Managing China’s Petcoke Problem | Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
When and Where
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Gate of Tsinghua University, Chengfu Road,Haidian District, Beijing, 100084 China
China must address the negative environmental impact of petcoke, an inexpensive but dirty alternative to coal, if the country’s efforts to manage carbon emissions are to be effective.
Carnegie–Tsinghua’s Wang Tao will present his findings on how China can mitigate the effects of petcoke pollution. Then Richard Xie will moderate a discussion with Mao Xianqiang and Conway Irwin exploring the implications of, and policy responses to, China’s growing use of petcoke and the country’s ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Please note that this event is not open to the media.
Wang Tao is an expert on climate and energy issues and runs a program at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy that examines China’s climate and energy policies, with particular attention to transportation and international climate negotiations.
Richard Xie is the associate director of external affairs for the Paulson Institute’s China office. He previously worked for the Economist Group and for Dow Jones International.
Mao Xianqiang is a professor of environmental studies at Beijing Normal University. His research centers on how China manages its environmental policy and related economic policies.
Conway Irwin is as an environmental affairs specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. She previously worked as an energy markets analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.