The Belt and Road Initiative and its Implications for Global Renewable Energy Development

Qingge Geng*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose of Review: This article first demonstrates the natural potential of renewable energy development in BRI countries; second, the Rising Power Framework is introduced to investigate the improvement brought by BRI for renewable energy development in host countries. Finally, the political and economic challenges as well as those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for renewable energy development are also identified. Recent Findings: The review shows that the BRI project indeed improved the renewable energy development in host countries, while the scale of renewable energy development, especially solar and wind energy, is heavily dependent on the amount of funding; moreover, the degree of technological improvement is determined by host countries’ development needs and absorption capacity. Summary: In conclusion, this paper proposes a consideration related to the structure of energy investment under the BRI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-49
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Belt and road initiative
  • China
  • Global renewable energy development


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