Library & Data

Use our Library & Data section to view and download all of our ChinaFAQs fact sheets, graphics, and links to sources for climate and energy data.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 17:28

American manufacturers fear that the imbalances created by aggressive climate policy in the United States could contribute significantly to the “offshore-ing” of jobs and relocation of industry to countries with lower standards and production costs.

For most U.S. industries, these fears are overstated and limited to industries where energy and fossil fuels are a large portion of their cost structures and where those industries participate in global markets. In industries such as transportation equipment and electronics manufacturing, energy accounts for less than one percent of total production costs. In fact, industries are more likely to be impacted by fluctuations in currency exchange rates or national differences in tax and transportation costs. Carbon regulation compliance costs are likely to be insignificant to global competitiveness of these industries.

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 13:08
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 10:41

Over 50 percent of all China’s coal is used in the electric power industry. This electricity powers mainly industry but also households and the service sector.

From Seligsohn, Heilmayr, Tan, and Weischer (2009) “China, the United States and the Climate Change Challenge.” WRI Policy Brief, available at:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 09:32

Timeline of China’s Energy Efficiency Policies based on Levine, M.D., N. Zhou, and L. Price. Summer, 2009. The Greening of the Middle Kingdom: The Story of Energy Efficiency in China. The Bridge (National Academy of Engineering).

Graphics, Energy Efficiency
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 09:30

This graphic provides location and status information for projects in China that could represent opportunities for deploying carbon capture and/or storage technologies.