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Policy Guide

Good practice package for appliances in China


Title Status Description
Policy roadmap and targets for very efficient appliances Implemented

China has a programme for mandatory minimum efficiency standards

International co-operation Implemented

China cooperates with the US Environmental Agency and with the Energy Management Corporation of South Korea

Energy agencies Implemented

National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

Energy saving obligations for energy companies Not Implemented

Energy efficiency funds Not Implemented

Government agencies and budget Implemented

The Ministry of Finance is the key player in terms of funding; NDRC, CNIS and CSC are also instrumental for implementation

Removal/reform of subsidies to end-user energy prices and on energy supply Planned

China plans to gradually implement a carbon trading system from 2013 on

Energy/CO2 taxation and emissions trading Planned

China plans to gradually implement a carbon trading system from 2013 onwards

Minimum energy performance standards Implemented

China has a programme for mandatory minimum efficiency standards

Mandatory comparative labelling scheme Implemented

Energy Information Label

Voluntary endorsement labelling scheme Implemented

Voluntary Energy Efficiency Endorsement Label

Provision of targeted information Implemented

consumer education programme, online appliance databases

Financial incentives Implemented

There are programmes to subsidise the purchase of energy-saving refrigerators and other appliances.

Financing Not Implemented

Education and training for supply chain actors Implemented

GEF Project: Chinese manufacturers participated in design training workshops, study tours, and expert technical assistance

Energy efficient public procurement Implemented

In 2006 the legal requirement „Energy Efficient Products For Government Procurement“ came into force

Research and development funding not implemented

None

Competitions and awards Implemented

The GEF project introduced the „principal award“ The programme also included a lottery-style purchaser award

Authors

  • Tholen, Lena (Lead author)
  • Adisorn, Thomas (Author)
  • Andritzky, Paul (Author)
  • Xia, Chun (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Bloomberg News (2012): China subsidizes Purchases of Energy-Saving Appliances. In: Bloomberg Businessweek online. www.bigee.net/s/c8yg5b 
  • CIA Factbook: China. www.bigee.net/s/dka34t 
  • Fridley, David; Zheng, Nina; Zhou, Nan; Aden, Nathaniel; Lin, Jiang (2008): China Refrigerator Information Label: Specification Development and Potential Impact; Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. February 2008. www.bigee.net/s/v14i2c  
  • Lan Lan (2012): Beijing preparing for carbon trading system. In: China Daily – USA online edition, www.bigee.net/s/1e2x22 
  • International Energy Agency (IEA): Energy Efficient Products for Government Procurement www.bigee.net/s/72fdyr  
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MITT) (2012): Implementation details of promoting high energy-efficiency refrigerators in the energy efficiency products program. www.bigee.net/s/fvii54 
  • Institute for Industrial Productivity (2012): CHINA. CN-2: Energy and Carbon Intensity Targets of the 12th Five Year Plan www.bigee.net/s/xibh99  
  • Kaijie, Ding (2003): The Crucial Role of Local Governments in Setting up a Social Safety Net. In: China perpectives [Online], 48 | july- august 2003, Online since 20 December 2006, connection on 08 June 2012. www.bigee.net/s/4n2wz6 
  • Leggett, Jane A. (2011): China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Policies. In: Congressional Research Service. Available at: www.bigee.net/s/czhcsw  
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MITT) (2012): Implementation details of promoting high energy-efficiency refrigerators in the energy efficiency products program. www.bigee.net/s/fvii54
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC): Main Functions of the NRDC. www.bigee.net/s/apicnx  
  • People Online (2012). Traps in energy efficiency appliance subsidies. www.bigee.net/s/v5qp11  
  • Reuters (2012): China picks stable power prices over emissions targets. In: Thomson Reuters online. www.bigee.net/s/tjg6gg
  • South Weekend (2012). Why is it so difficult to implement the 26.5 billion Yuan energy efficiency appliance subsidy? www.bigee.net/s/pkm58m 
  • State Council Office (2007): The circular of establishing institutions of obligatory government procurement of energy efficient products. www.bigee.net/s/bc1rzi
  • Tienan, Li (2006): Energy Efficiency (S&L) in China. Presentation from 28.11.2006 in Brazil. www.bigee.net/s/zjpi48  
  • Top10 (2012). Top10's insight into the 26.5 billion subsidy. www.bigee.net/s/j1enf8 
  • United Nations Case Study of the China Energy Efficient Refrigerator Project. www.bigee.net/s/mgiavz  
  • Wilson Center: www.bigee.net/s/yjp8mw 
  • World Bank (2008): Mid-term Evaluation of China’s 11th Five Year Plan. www.bigee.net/s/8vn35n 
  • Zeng, Steven; Li, Jiayang; Eide, Anita (2011): Evaluation of the comparative information label in China: an analysis of impact of energy labelling on consumer awareness. eceee 2011 Summer Study
  • Zhou, Nan (2008): Status of China’s Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels for Appliances and International Collaboration, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  www.bigee.net/s/yf1zni
  • Zhou, Nan (2010): Overview of current Energy efficiency policies in China, 2009. In: Energy Policy 38 (2010) www.bigee.net/s/da8qv8 

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