What China can learn from international policy experiences to improve industrial energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions?

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

11/2016

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-1006470

Abstract

China’s industrial sector dominates the country’s total energy consumption and energy efficiency in the industry sector is crucial to help China reach its energy and CO2 emissions reduction goals. There are many energy efficiency policies in China, but the motivation and willingness of enterprises to improve energy efficiency has weakened. This report first identifies barriers that enterprises face to be self‐motivated to implement energy efficiency measures. Then, this report reviews international policies and programs to improve energy efficiency and evaluates how these policies helped to address the identified barriers. Lastly, this report draws conclusions and provides recommendations to China in developing policies and programs to motivate enterprises to improve energy efficiency.

Year of Publication

2016

Refereed Designation

Refereed
Research Areas