RAP has been deeply engaged with China’s energy sector decision-makers since 1999.
RAP’s assistance spans the breadth of China’s challenges and opportunities — improving resource planning, integrating renewables into the grid, and designing power markets. As China seeks to transform its power sector and meet aggressive environmental goals, RAP offers proven solutions, tailoring our global expertise to China’s unique context.
Transforming China’s power sector for a cleaner energy future.
In 2020, China announced goals to peak CO₂ emissions before 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. These ambitious goals will require equally ambitious changes on a national and regional scale. RAP supports the reform effort by helping policymakers build institutional capacity and develop effective policies, market mechanisms, and regulatory practices to fulfill policy goals. We offer technical assistance and policy advice to decision-makers, provide input to policymaking agencies and utilities, support forward-thinking research, and inform public discussion.
China’s power sector — the largest in the world — has seen dramatic growth in renewable energy resources, electrified end uses, and energy efficiency. However, coal still accounts for the lion’s share of electricity generation, and China’s power sector alone accounted for one third of annual global coal consumption in 2022. Getting to a clean energy future requires overcoming major policy and regulatory barriers.
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“International best practices [around power sector reform] remain concealed from audiences within China. The pivotal task, however, lies in articulating these experiences within the framework of Chinese institutions, making them both pertinent and accessible.”Chi Gao
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April 28, 2023