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

TitleWhat China can learn from international policy experiences to improve industrial energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions?
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLiu, Xu, Bo Shen, Lynn K. Price, Hongyou Lu, and Ali Hasanbeigi
Date Published11/2016
Keywordschina energy, china energy group, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, International Energy Department, Low Emission & Efficient Industry, Policies for Low-Carbon Markets
Abstract

<p>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 CO<sub>2</sub> 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.</p>

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-1006470

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