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The Genesis of China’s Renewable Energy Law by Cai Yun — published Dec 23, 2014 12:40 AM
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.
Getting China's First Commercial Renewable Energy Micro-grid Project Up and Running by Cai Yun — published Dec 23, 2014 12:35 AM
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.
Planning for a Sustainable Energy Future by Cai Yun — published Dec 23, 2014 12:26 AM
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?
Test Piloting Low-carbon Development by Cai Yun — published Dec 23, 2014 12:19 AM
In China, many policy innovations are first tested out in pilots; LCDP prioritized this approach in supporting new ideas and grantees.
Creating Virtual Power Plants by Cai Yun — published Dec 23, 2014 12:10 AM
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.
Capturing China’s Carbon by Cai Yun — published Dec 23, 2014 12:05 AM
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.
Revitalizing China’s Urban Pedestrian and Cycling System by Cai Yun — published Dec 22, 2014 11:55 PM
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.
Promoting Transit-Oriented Development in China by Cai Yun — published Dec 22, 2014 11:55 PM
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.
Restoring Blue Skies by Cai Yun — published Nov 26, 2014 11:55 AM
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).
China Stages the World’s Largest Energy Saving Project by Cai Yun — published Nov 26, 2014 11:35 AM
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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