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Chi-Jen Yang


Chi-Jen Yang is a researcher of energy and environmental policy. He has published broadly on energy issues covering coal, natural gas, nuclear power, solar, wind, energy storage, electrical transmission, electric vehicle, methanol fuel, ethane fuel, and other climate and technology policy issues.

Personal Interests

    I am a big fan of propagandas, both political and commercial ones. I think of propaganda as a form of art, which appeals to people’s feelings and motivate/manipulate them from the inside. The greatest artists can motivate people to kill and to die for, and lesser artists inspire people to act against their own self-interests, do stupid things or buy useless stuffs. I enjoy watching politicians and corporations manipulate the public. It is very much like a performance art.  

Books

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Articles

Environmental Science and Technology

U.S. shale gas versus China’s coal as chemical feedstoc


Published: Apr 24, 2017 by Environmental Science and Technology
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Area Studies, Environment and Sustainability

The United States and China are pursuing different choices of hydrocarbon feedstock for making chemicals. While the U.S. chemical industry is increasingly utilizing shale gas as feedstock to produce olefins and methanol, China is developing coal-to-olefins and coal-to-methanol.

Elsevier

Pumped Hydroelectric Storage


Published: Apr 24, 2016 by Elsevier
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS) is the most established technology for utility-scale electricity storage and has been commercially deployed since the 1890s. Since the 2000s, there have been revived interests in developing PHS facilities worldwide. This chapter introduces its historical developments, and the prospect.

Climate Policy

Coal chemicals: China's high-carbon clean coal programme?


Published: Feb 29, 2016 by Climate Policy
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Asian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

The Chinese government is promoting several coal conversion technologies as a part of its clean coal action plan. All of these coal conversion technologies have very high carbon footprints.

Greenpeace

U.S. Experiences in Coal-based Synthetic Natural Gas and Its Lessons for China


Published: Aug 11, 2014 by Greenpeace
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Area Studies, Environment and Sustainability

Greenpeace invited Dr. Chi-Jen Yang to prepare this report, which aims to provide a detailed overview of the history and lessons of the Great Plains Synfuels project, which can serve as a cautionary tale for the coal-based SNG development in China.

World Scientific

The Political Economy of Energy


Published: Mar 19, 2014 by World Scientific
Authors: Jie Li, Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Asian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

This book looks at the emerging economies' thirst for energy that creates huge competition, around which domestic, regional, and international political economy unfolds. Climate change and aspiration for sustainable development further complicate the challenge.

Utilities Policy

China's fuel gas sector: history, current status and future prospects.


Published: Mar 01, 2014 by Utilities Policy
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang, Yipei Zhou and Robert Jackson
Subjects: Asian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

China has a unique urban pipeline network of three types of fuel gases: manufactured gas (coal gas), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), and natural gas. In the near term, regulatory reforms toward a more market-driven system will be the most critical issue in the development of China’s fuel gas sector.

Civic Exchange

Guangdong's Energy Outlook in China's Context


Published: Jun 18, 2013 by Civic Exchange
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang, Yuan Xu
Subjects: Asian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

This report looks closely at Guangdong’s energy outlook in the context of Mainland China and its implications for Hong Kong. It aims to improve the understanding of Guangdong’s energy strategies and thereby, benefit Hong Kong’s energy policy deliberation.

Energy Policy

China’s growing methanol economy and its implications on energy and the environm


Published: Feb 01, 2012 by Energy Policy
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang and Robert Jackson
Subjects: Asian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

China is quickly building a coal-based chemical industry. Methanol has become a significant automotive fuel and chemical feedstock in China. Coal-based methanol could provide a domestic alternative to imported oil. It, however, increases greenhouse gas emissions, and can cause other problems.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Opportunities and barriers to pumped-hydro energy storage in the United States.


Published: Jan 01, 2011 by Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang and Robert Jackson
Subjects: Area Studies, Environment and Sustainability

In this paper we examine the historical development of PHES facilities in the United States, analyze case studies on the controversies of disputed projects, examine the challenges to and conflicting views of future development in the United States, and discuss new development activities and approaches.

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Launching strategy for electric vehicles: lessons from China and Taiwan.


Published: Jun 24, 2010 by Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Asian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

China has seen explosive growth in the sales of electric bikes since 1998. The boom was triggered by Chinese local governments' efforts to restrict motorcycles in city centers. However, many Chinese cities have started to extend the restriction to electric bikes.

Cambria Press

Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United States


Published: Aug 28, 2009 by Cambria Press
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Area Studies, Environment and Sustainability

This book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. The trajectories of these two energy technologies—nuclear power and synthetic fuels—differed sharply and peculiarly. The contrast between the unfaltering faith in nuclear power and the indeterminate attitude toward synthetic fuel raises many important questions.

CCPP

Electrical Transmission: Barriers and Policy Solutions


Published: Aug 01, 2009 by CCPP
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Area Studies, Environment and Sustainability

This paper seeks to explore the barriers facing large-scale, low-carbon electricity generation and increased efficiency in the near-term, primarily the next 10-15 years. Policy drivers may be necessary to provide the right price signal to develop low-carbon emission technologies, but a price signal alone may not be enough to enable broad-scale deployment.

CCPP

Wind Power: Barriers and Policy Solutions


Published: Nov 24, 2008 by CCPP
Authors: Chi-Jen Yang
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Wind energy is a clean and abundant source of energy. It requires many government agencies and industries to work together to exploit the maximum potential of this resource.