China Energy Policy Newsletter March 2019


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.

 China Energy Transition Updates

  • China’s energy consumption continues to transform
  • Electricity consumption continued to increase
  • Non-fossil energy resources contributing to power generation
  • Renewable energy grew strongly
  • Renewable energy curtailment decreasing
  • Solar market oversaturation in West China
  • Grid-connected wind power provincial development

Expert Interview

  • Hans-Arild Bredesen, Board Member and CEO, Nord Pool Consulting

Policy monitor

  • Regulation of priority power generation and purchases for wind and solar
  • NDRC and NEA set new rules for incremental power distribution pilots
  • China’s Environment Impact Assessment Law amended a second time

 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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