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Information at a Glance: China 12th 5 Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development 2011-2015

A summary of governmental policy to enlarge the scale of renewable energy applications, to promote the integration of renewable energy and conventional energy systems, to increase the proportion of renewable energy in energy mix; to improve the overall capability for innovation in renewable energy technology, to master the core technologies of renewable energy, to establish a sound and competitive renewable energy industries

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Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Energy in China

In order to speed up the development of renewable energy, promote energy conservation and reduce pollutants, mitigate climate change, and better meet the requirements of sustainable social and economic development, the Medium and Long-term Development Plan for Renewable Energy in China is formulated. It puts forward the guiding principles, objectives and targets, priority sectors, and policies and measures for the development of renewable energy in China up to 2020.

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Full Text of China Renewable Energy Law

Adopted at  the 14th Session of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress on February 28th, 2005. In order to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy, improve the energy structure, diversify energy supplies, safeguard energy security, protect the environment, and realize sustainable development of the economy and society, this Law is hereby prepared.

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Report on China’s Renewable Energy Law

The Renewable Energy Law of the Peoples’ Republic of China came into effect on 1 January 2006 – a significant milestone not only for China, but for renewable energy industries in countries around the world. The Chinese renewable energy market represents a significant opportunity for both Chinese and Australian businesses, given the enormous energy demand increases expected within China in the coming decades, and the leading renewable energy technologies that have been developed in Australia over the past decade. The Renewable Energy Law is an essential platform for diversifying China’s energy mix. Australian industry, as a leader in a number of renewable energy technologies, is well placed to help China meet the additional demand for renewable energy as established by the Renewable Energy Law and the subsidiary regulations and regional initiatives that put this law into action.  The Renewable Energy Law itself is a brief umbrella document, which provides the provincial governments with a mandate to develop renewable energy feed in tariffs and quotas for the purchase of renewable energy within their locality. As part of RE Law Assist, a report was prepared in June 2007 which examined the Renewable Energy Law, and its impact on both China and Australian businesses. This report found that the Renewable Energy Law was an essential platform for diversifying China’s energy mix, but that its nature as a framework meant that government regulations and implementing provincial legislation would play a crucial role in the development of China’s renewable energy industry.  China’s National Development and Reform Commission carried out the first official Government review of the Renewable Energy Law in early 2007. The results of the review, including recommendations from Chinese industry stakeholders, were published on 20 April 2007 and were reviewed in the June 2007 Report. However, the June 2007 Report was published too early to consider the NDRC’s Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Energy in China. In addition, a host of new environmentally-focussed law and policy has been proposed and/or passed by the Chinese Government.

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Technology and Policy Studies Related to Renewable Energy Legislation in China

This book is part of “Research on Renewable Energy Legislation and Recommendation to Renewable Energy of People’s Republic of China” completed by Renewable Energy Development Center of Energy Research Institute of NDRC, sponsored by NDRC/WB/GEF China Renewable Energy Scaling-Up Project (CRESP).With the support of CRESP, Renewable Energy Development Center established specialist group with regard to renewable energy technology and policy, who completed study and research on national and international development of renewable energy technology, policy and legislation as well as made significant analysis on the problems and conflicts China is encountered with in terms of developing renewable energy. As a result, four professional technical research report and one policy research report were completed, they are: Study on Wind Power Development; Study on Solar PV Development; Study on Solar Thermal Application and Development; Study on Small Hydro Power Development; Study on the Incentive Policies and Experiences of Foreign Legislation on Renewable Energy.

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Proceedings of the China Renewable Energy Development Strategy Workshop

Organized by Tsinghua University’s Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology and the Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Center. A collection of papers on current status and future prospects of small hydro, wind, solar PV, solar hot water, biomass power, biofuels, and biogas, plus summary. Text in both English and Chinese.

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The Evolving Role of Carbon Finance in Promoting Renewable Energy Development in China

Prepared by, this paper examines the role that the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has played in promoting renewable energy development in China in order to assess how international carbon finance can best be used to help promote emissions mitigation in the developing world. The paper also evaluates how several options for reforming current CDM structure currently under consideration may impact renewable energy development in China in the coming years.

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The Role of Renewable Energy in China

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Capacity Building for the Rapid Commercialization of RE in China

Issues of environment, energy security and least-cost energy access for rural populations have all played a role in making renewable energy an integral component of China’s national development strategy. Yet, China’s high dependence on fossil fuels, including its extensive coal reserves (63 per cent of primary energy in 2003), petroleum (26 per cent of primary energy in 2003, with imports accounting for 31 per cent of crude oil consumption) and natural gas (3 per cent of primary energy in 2003), has remained firmly in place. Efforts to promote renewable energy in China have intensified in recent years, with several domestically and internationally supported initiatives, but the widespread commercialization and adoption of associated technologies are impeded by many challenges in capacity, financing, policy, technology and information. The project described in this brief is meant to address strategically a number of these challenges.

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Institutional Development & Capacity Building

The China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program (CRESP) has been developed by the Government of China (GOC) in cooperation with the World Bank (WB) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide assistance with the implementation of a renewable energy policy development and investment program. It aims to: i) study the current renewable energy resources status; ii) learn from the experiences of developed countries in the development of renewable energy; iii) study and formulate renewable energy development policy in China; iv) implement renewable energy scale-up development v) provide cost-effective and commercial renewable energy electricity to the electric power market; and vi) replace coal-fired generation and reduce the local and global negative environmental impacts.

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