China

Slowing the Growth of Coal Power in China: the Role of Finance in State-Owned Enterprises

December, 2015

In the past few decades, China has experienced rapid growth in coal power, leading to the country’s increased CO2 emissions, which reached 8.25 billion tons in 2012 (IEA). Climate Policy Initiative examines the financing of Chinese coal power plants, beginning with an overview of the current state of the coal power sector, with the aim of exploring financing levers which could optimize electric power growth while also greening the system.
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Slowing the Growth of Coal Power in China – the Role of Finance in State-Owned Enterprises(481.1 kb)

Slowing the Growth of Coal Power Outside China: The Role of Chinese Finance

November, 2015

In recent years, China has grown into a major provider of coal power finance in overseas markets, replacing financing by...
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Slowing the Growth of Coal Power Outside China(724.0 kb)

Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy

October, 2014

With the right policies, the transition to a low-carbon energy system consistent with avoiding the most damaging effects of climate change could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years to invest in better economic growth.
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Regional Fact Sheets: Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy(87.0 kb)
Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy: The Financial Impact of the Low-Carbon Transition(715.1 kb)
Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy: The Impacts of Policy Pathways on Fossil Fuel Asset Values(2.3 MB)

The Policy Climate

April, 2013

In The Policy Climate, we offer an overview of policy issues relevant to climate change across the world. We find that the implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate negotiations.
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The Policy Climate(5.2 MB)

Buildings Energy Efficiency in China, Germany, and the United States

April, 2013

This report compares energy efficiency policy in buildings in China, Germany, and the United States, providing the context for, and describing, policies in these three countries in order to lay the groundwork for future review of policy effectiveness.
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Buildings Energy Efficiency in China, Germany, and the United States(1.0 MB)

Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China (2011-2012)

November, 2011

This review explores China’s low-carbon development efforts under the 11th FYP period. What drove the decline in energy intensity? How did government actions contribute to this decline? What are the implications of China’s experience for the 12th FYP?
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Annual Review of Low Carbon Development Executive Summary(415.1 kb)
Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development Chapter Summaries(441.2 kb)

The Role of Government Policy in the Development of Solar Photovoltaic Power: Project Overview

May, 2011

CPI's focus in this project has been on the effectiveness of policy in helping PV reach its technical potential. In this project overview, we address several of the major questions that policymakers face in their effort to make PV more cost competitive.
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Role of Government in PV Power Development(185.8 kb)

PV Industry and Policy in Germany and China

March, 2011

In this paper, CPI provides an overview of the PV industry and policies in Germany and China, including deployment support, investment support for manufacturing plants, and R&D support measures.
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PV Industry Germany and China(1.0 MB)

Review of Low-Carbon Development in China 2010

February, 2011

China's 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) set a target to reduce energy intensity by 20% from 2005 levels. Climate Policy Initiative's "Review of Low-Carbon Development in China 2010" discusses China's energy performance in key sectors, describes the policies and instruments implemented to meet this target, and provides initial insights that may be valuable as China enters its 12th FYP period.
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Review of LCD in China 2010(842.2 kb)