EU-China Energy Cooperation: Speeding Up or Slowing Down?

by Jennifer Grosman Fernández

February 29, 2020

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Commission, shaking hands with Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China at Diaoyutai State Guest House for the 18th EU-China Summit in Beijing in July 12, 2016. (Image: European External Action Service, Flickr)

Picturing China’s energy use brings images of massive coal plants to mind. For years, the dominant narrative on China concentrated on the extraordinary pace of its industrial development, and immense demand for energy resources. In actuality, China’s energy intensity (units of energy per unit…