Enhancing China's energy security: Determining influential factors and effective strategic measures

Jingzheng Ren, Benjamin K. Sovacool

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This study investigates the most influential factors affecting China's energy security. It also identifies the most effective strategic measures for enhancing it. Fuzzy AHP has been used to determine weights for ranking the importance of Chinese energy security factors, and it has also been used to determine the priorities of the strategic measures with respect to enhancing those same factors. The study argues that a low proportion of renewable energy penetration is the most severe factor threatening China's energy security, and that conducting research and development on energy technologies and improving energy efficiency is the most salient, positive, and necessary strategic measure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-597
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy security
  • Fuzzy AHP
  • Strategic measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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