A critical review of China's rapidly developing renewable energy and energy efficiency policies

Kevin Lo*

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    Abstract

    Renewable energy and energy efficiency (REEE) policies have far-reaching implications for energy security, climate change, economic competitiveness, pollution, and human livelihood. For these reasons, REEE has become a national priority for the Chinese government, particularly since 2005. This paper aims to critically review China's REEE policies in six sectors: electricity, industry, transportation, buildings, and local government. In addition to examining the progress China has made in the development and implementation of REEE policies, this review also identifies limitations and room for improvement. Finally, five policy recommendations are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)508-516
    Number of pages9
    JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    Volume29
    Early online date23 Sept 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Renewable energy and energy efficiency policies
    • Policy analysis
    • China

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