Boosting Renewable Energy as part of China’s energy system revolution

The project “Boosting Renewable Energy as part of China’s energy system revolution” aims to maximize renewable energy as a vital part of the future Chinese energy system, enabling China to implement international best-practice solutions for the transformation of the energy system.

The program will give support to the China National Energy Administration regarding the decisions on the future targets for renewable energy and for coal reduction. It will address the most critical obstacles for the future development of renewable energy and develop a comprehensive look at the whole energy system – from demand to production in order to find the optimal ways to develop a sustainable energy system that can be a model for the world.

In cooperation with international front-runners, CNREC will bring international experiences and success stories to a Chinese audience with the aim of finding the best solutions for a Chinese energy transformation.


China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) is a research institute and think tank for policy research on renewable energy. CNREC is part of the Energy Research Institute under the National Development and Reform Commission and it provides the National Energy Administration with research results for energy strategic planning and energy administration.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is the operating agent of the U.S.-China Renewable Energy Partnership (USCREP), a bilateral effort for which CNREC is the Chinese partner.
Danish Energy Agency (DEA) provides national policy makers the basis for implementing the ambitious Danish energy strategy for a society without fossil fuels in 2050. DEA has been collaborating with CNREC since 2012 through the Sino-Danish RED Program.
For Boosting RE website – Introduction of German partners
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of the federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from its services.
Agora Energiewende develops scientifically based and politically feasible approaches for ensuring the success of the Energiewende. Agora sees themselves as a think-tank and policy laboratory, centered around dialogue with energy policy stakeholders. Together with participants from public policy, civil society, business and academia, they develop a common understanding of the Energiewende, its challenges and courses of action. This we accomplish with a maximum of scientific expertise, oriented towards goals and solutions, and devoid of any ideological agenda.
German Energy Agency (dena) is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As the “Agency for the Applied Energy Transition”, dena contributes to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives. They develop solutions and put them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to achieve this, they bring together partners from politics and industry across all sectors – with an enthusiasm for one of the most exciting challenges of our time.


The project is funded by the London based charity, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation as part of its climate mitigation activities; Danish Government also provides fund supports.