Wei Shen is undertaking postgraduate study at UEA on renewable energy and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in China. His research explores the micro-politics of wind energy projects under the CDM, providing an explanatory account of the dynamic relationships among state, market and social actors involved in day-to-day CDM practices. By investigating the dynamic processes of governance, Wei’s work also seeks to understand how renewable energy CDM projects in general (and wind farms in particular) can contribute to sustainable and clean development.
He has over 10 years of experience as a credit risk analyst on infrastructure and energy projects in developing countries, through which he has worked with major Chinese financial institutions and energy utilities. His areas of expertise include energy project promotion and financing; political risks for developing countries; national environmental and energy policy; and the micro-politics of CDM governance.
Wei holds a Bachelors degree in English Language from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master of Arts in International Management from Queen Mary, University of London. He is fluent in Chinese mandarin.