In 2015, IIP worked with three energy-intensive factories in Yunnan Province, China, helping them to
implement an energy management system and cut their energy use. Here we document the challenges,
benefits and methodology of our pilot project, which ran from August 2015 to April 2016, and discuss
how similar enterprises can apply the learnings to secure energy efficiency in their own plants.
China has also initiated 42 low carbon pilots, including 6 provinces and 36 cities, which represent various geographic locations, resource endowments, economic growth patterns, industrial mixes, and energy-use behaviors. These pilots have developed and implemented many policies, programs, and measures to achieve low carbon development paths at the provincial and municipal levels in the long term. Factsheets in this document are based on analyzing actions in 10 cities out of the 42 low carbon pilots.