China Energy Policy Newsletter 2018 October


Herein please find this month’s China Energy Policy Newsletter, from the China Energy Transition Working Group, led by GIZ and the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and supported by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).

Here is a brief summary of this month’s China Energy Policy Newsletter.

Recent project activities

  • CNREC, GIZ, and NEA hold renewable energy auction expert workshop in Beijing

China Energy Transition Updates

  • NEA issues second draft of renewable obligation for consultation
  • China proposes to set indicative renewable electricity target to 35% by 2030

Policy Monitor

  • To enhance support for wind and PV projects without subsidies
  • Nine UHV power transmission and substation projects announced
  • New law released on soil pollution prevention and control
  • NDRC adds shareholding rules for power exchanges, limiting grid control
  • Three-year plan ecological and environmental supervision and monitoring

 About the newsletter:

Responding to the imperative of transitioning to a low-carbon and cost-effective energy system in China, CNREC has launched the Boosting Renewable Energy as Part of China’s Energy Revolution project, which is jointly fund by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the government of Denmark, and German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Within the project, the China Energy System Transition Working Group, led by GIZ and CNREC with support of DEA, monitors and assesses China’s ongoing energy policy developments and energy transition statistics, including renewable energy, power market reform, environment, and carbon markets. As part of this monitoring, the working group publishes the China Energy Policy Newsletter monthly via email. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe to the newsletter, please send the information below to

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