China Energy Policy Newsletter October 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 first offshore wind tendering project complete in Shanghai
  • NEA publishes results of latest PV Top-Runner tenders
  • China will adopt market-based coal power pricing mechanism starting in 2020
  • China’s carbon market adopts emission intensity rather than emission cap

Recent concerned energy issues

  • What is China’s plan for the high-quality development of the energy industry?
  • How will the government secure oil and gas supplies?
  • Is China going to build more thermal power plants?
  • How effective is the promotion of clean heating in North China?

 Policy monitor

  • MEE sets requirements on ecological environment supervision
  • NEA issues targets for 2019 coal power phase out
  • Mid-to-long term power trading oversight roles set
  • NDRC sets 2021 targets for small coal mines closure

 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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