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Dec 23, 2014

The Genesis of China’s Renewable Energy Law

The Renewable Energy Law provided the institutional backing needed to stimulate China's renewable energy industry, resolving important open questions on total quantity targets, feed-in tariffs, compulsory power purchase, cost allocation, and special funds.
Dec 23, 2014

Getting China's First Commercial Renewable Energy Micro-grid Project Up and Running

In 2009, Energy Foundation China’s Renewable Energy Program (CRE) supported the planning and development of a distributed PV-based smart micro-grid pilot in Xinjiang’s Turpan New District.
Dec 23, 2014

Planning for a Sustainable Energy Future

Long-term planning based on solid analysis is important to Chinese decision-makers. In early-2000, the Chinese government put forward a goal of doubling the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020. The implications for the energy system were unclear. Could China create a sustainable energy future and at the same time continue to meet its growth goals?
Dec 23, 2014

Test Piloting Low-carbon Development

In China, many policy innovations are first tested out in pilots; LCDP prioritized this approach in supporting new ideas and grantees.
Dec 23, 2014

Creating Virtual Power Plants

CEU and its partners knew there should be a way to bundle DSM mechanisms together into “virtual power plants”. This would allow them to be compared to conventional generation power plants in terms of cost and effectiveness, allowing power sector stakeholders to gauge their true value.
Dec 23, 2014

Capturing China’s Carbon

To advance this technology, the China Electric Utilities Program (CEU) in 2007 started funding the Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics (IRSM) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to provide decision-makers with policy-relevant research on CCS.
Dec 22, 2014

Promoting Transit-Oriented Development in China

TOD has been a priority for the China Sustainable Cities Program (CSCP) since 2008. The strategy has three components: pilot projects, providing technical support for policy formulation, and providing technical capacity training and publicity.
Dec 22, 2014

Revitalizing China’s Urban Pedestrian and Cycling System

To promote this model, the China Sustainable Cities Program (CSCP) formed partnerships with the cities of Kunming and Chongqing to expand pedestrian and cycling networks in Kunming’s Panlongjiang District and in Chongqing’s historic old quarter and the new districts to the north of the city.
Nov 26, 2014

Restoring Blue Skies

Energy Foundation China recognized in 2008 that China’s weak environmental protection laws would lead to increasingly dire environmental degradation, especially air pollution. After a series of expert consultations, the foundation set up the China Environmental Management Program (CEMP).
Nov 26, 2014

China Stages the World’s Largest Energy Saving Project

With a target to save 255 million tce during the 12th Five-year Plan period, the Top-10,00 program represents a contribution of approximately 38 percent to the plan’s energy saving goal.

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