Energy Efficiency

What Will China’s Next Energy Intensity Target Be?

A number of Chinese and international news outlets reported Monday that China’s next energy intensity reduction target (2011-2015) is likely to be 17.3%. These articles quote a Deputy Director named Huang Li at the Chinese National Energy Administration. This does not appear to be an official announcement, but rather one official’s comments on likely policy direction. The same People’s Daily article that quotes Huang stating the 17.3% target for the next five year plan and 16.6% for the following plan (2016-2020), also quotes an official from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) as suggesting the next energy intensity target would be between 15 and 20%.

U.S. and China Advance Clean Energy Research Partnership on Building Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its third grant under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will receive $12.5 million from DOE over the next five years to lead a consortium on energy-efficient building technologies.

Tianjin WRI Side Event 2010: Wang - Guiyang

Download from the link above “Lessons Learned from Guiyang Case”, a presentation by Renmin University’s Wang Ke, Fu Sha and WRI China Country Director Zou Ji from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Tianjin WRI Side Event 2010: Song - GHG Capacity

Download from the link above “Building up Capacity to Support the Control of Sectoral GHG Emissions: a Case Study for the Cement Industry”, a presentation by WRI’s Song Ranping from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Tianjin WRI Side Event 2010: Fong - Local Target Planning

Download from the link above “Building Low Carbon Provinces and Cities: Practical Tools to Support Local Target Planning”, a presentation by WRI China’s Fong Wee Kean from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Tianjin WRI Side Event 2010: Zou Ji - Low Carbon Pathways

Download from the link above “Low Carbon Development in China: Vision, Issues, and Latest Progresses”, a presentation by WRI China Country Director Zou Ji from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Experts Weigh In on the Future of Coal Use in China

Coal will remain a critical part of China’s energy mix for decades to come, but growth will slow and then peak at perhaps 3.4 billion tons per year by 2020, Jiang Kejun of China’s Energy Research Institute told a group assembled for the WRI-US CAN-organized briefing on China and coal during the Tianjin climate negotiations on Monday.

Tianjin Briefing Oct. 5, 2010: Seligsohn - Industrial Efficiency

Download from the link above “From Grey to Green: Making China’s Rapid Urbanization Sustainable”, a presentation by ChinaFAQs Expert Deborah Seligsohn from “Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control”, A Briefing in Tianjin, China on October 5, 2010.

Tianjin Briefing Oct. 5, 2010: Barbara Finamore - Building Presentation

Download from the link above “From Grey to Green: Making China’s Rapid Urbanization Sustainable”, a presentation by ChinaFAQs Expert Barbara Finamore from “Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control”, A Briefing in Tianjin, China on October 5, 2010.

WRI Hosts "Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control", A Briefing in Tianjin, China

Many ask how China can control its CO2 emissions given its reliance on coal and its continued need for more energy. This briefing will look at future use scenarios and at current programs to make coal use more efficient and to develop the technology to capture and store the CO2.

Download the agenda and presentations by the panelists below.