WRI: 863 Program's Energy Focus - 11th Five Year Plan

Also known as the State High-Tech Development Plan, the 863 Program was created to stimulate the development of advanced technologies in a wide range of fields in order to render China independent of financial obligations for foreign technologies. The program has changing focuses and priorities, depending on the needs of national economic development. During the 11th Five Year Plan, the 863 program set up 10 focus areas, including energy technologies. Within the energy category there are four technology priorities: hydrogen and fuel cell, energy efficiency, clean coal and renewable energy. A total of 1.12 billion yuan ($172 million) has been invested in these priorities, with hydrogen and efficiency technologies receiving the majority of funding.