REEEP Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Status Report on China


The Chinese government has adopted numerous sustainable development policies and measures to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency at both the national and provincial levels. Most of these initiatives are now in the process of being implemented, and others are being developed for the 12th Five-Year Plan which will run from 2010-2015.


To conduct a comprehensive review of the status of China’s existing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, and to produce a report on their effects and achievements, written by Chinese experts, in order to help other nations learn from China’s experience and assist Chinese decision-makers in addressing domestic energy and environmental challenges.

Main Activities

  • Compile and produce a report written by Chinese experts in collaboration with Worldwatch Institute researchers and editors.
  • Integrate two major partnering organizations to produce a report that reflects the depth of Chinese expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • The Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission is staffed by energy experts from various government bodies and has the greatest strength in data collection and modeling.
  • The Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) can reach out to the renewable energy industry, provide specific sector data, and offer perspectives on policy from an industry perspective.
  • Worldwatch will act as “bridge” integrating the efforts of the partner organisations.

Expected Impact

  • Improved understanding amongst non-Chinese decision makers about the problems and opportunities China faces in the energy field.
  • Enhanced capacity of China’s own energy efficiency and renewable energy experts to advise the country’s top energy decision-makers
  • Chinese decision-makers better positioned to make informed energy policy decisions and encouraged to shift towards more sustainable growth.  
  • Strengthened ties between REEEP, Worldwatch and the main research groups behind Chinese energy policymaking.

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Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 





2009 - 2010


€ 100,000

Implementing agency: 

Worldwatch Institute

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom