A CIERP Research Seminar with Fang Zhang
A CIERP Research Seminar with Fang Zhang

How Governments Mobilize Domestic Finance for Clean Energy Innovation: A Comparison Study between China and Germany

Fang Zhang

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Crowe Room (Goddard 310)
The Fletcher School
Both Germany and China have been leading renewable energy development in the last few decades. What’s interesting is that, though the two countries have used similar policy frameworks, including feed-in-tariffs and big national development banks to direct financiers to support renewables, they end up with two contrasting financial ecosystems around renewables. Germany has a highly decentralized and diversified approach to funding renewables where relatively small actors rise to become major forces. Whereas China has formed a centralized and homogeneous approach where the large actors dominate. This research will try to shed light on how governments shape who finances what in renewable energy innovation, and why it matters.  
RSVP appreciated

A light lunch will be served. Please bring your own beverage.

Fang Zhang is a doctoral candidate at The Fletcher School at Tufts. She was a visiting scholar with the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley from September 2011 to August 2012 and a pre-doctoral researcher in CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation program through June 2014. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University in China in 2016 and she is working on her second Ph.D. at The Fletcher School now. Her research topics include innovation finance, renewable energy innovation, and technology transfer.

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