‘John Mathews is one of the foremost political economists examining, perhaps, the central question of our time, whether, we, as a species, can devise responses to global climate change. In this book, he argues that new green technologies are already available to allow us to begin manufacturing energy and thus overcome our addiction to fossil fuels – and he argues that it is China that is leading the way in the transition.’

Martin Kenney, Professor, Community and Regional Development, University of California, USA

‘Should economic catch up by emerging economies, particularly China, be seen as a threat to the world order, resulting in global warming and depletion of scarce resources?   John Mathews says no.  Rather he sees China as leading the transition to a green economy, in which economic growth is decoupled from burning of fossil fuels and the natural resource constraint. This book provides an in-depth analysis and a wealth of useful information on the ongoing green transition.’

 

Professor Jan Fagerberg 

Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo

‘John Mathews is one of the foremost political economists examining, perhaps, the central question of our time, whether, we, as a species, can devise responses to global climate change. In this book, he argues that new green technologies are already available to allow us to begin manufacturing energy and thus overcome our addiction to fossil fuels – and he argues that it is China that is leading the way in the transition.’

Martin Kenney, Professor, Community and Regional Development, University of California, USA

‘Asian countries are removing limits to their economic growth, using intelligence and manufacturing skills to let renewable energy replace polluting energy from finite sources. Clearly describing this revolution, Mathews helps readers in the other parts of the world understand how competitiveness for the future is now being created.’

Tomas Kåberger, Professor, Energy Area of Advance, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

‘In this sweeping global analysis of environmental challenges, Mathews weds Schumpeterian and renewable energy insights to draw the bold conclusion that China and India have embarked on a course to lead the world toward sustainable solutions. The book documents China’s ecomodernization strategy, placing it in the vanguard of clean and renewable power.’

Mark Selden, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, and editor, The Asia-Pacific Journal

‘John Mathews is an optimist, and we need optimists right now. His thorough analysis of recent trends in energy, economy and industry shows that our civilization has the opportunity to avoid collapse and start a great technoeconomic transition towards long-term sustainability. An indispensable book for anyone interested in our future.’

 

Nicola Armaroli, Research Director, CNR – The Italian National Research Council