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"Promoting Energy Conservation in China: Findings from an Input‐Output Analysis of China's Energy Consumption"

Two cooling towers are demolished at a coal-burning power plant as an effort to improve energy efficiency in Xinxiang, in central China's Henan province, Oct. 28, 2009.
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"Promoting Energy Conservation in China: Findings from an Input‐Output Analysis of China's Energy Consumption"

Presentation, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

November 9, 2010

Author: Feng Fu, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (ETIP), 2011–2012; Former Research Fellow, ETIP, 2010–2011

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Environment and Natural Resources; Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

OVERVIEW

The Chinese government consistently regards energy conservation as one of the most effective means to address its energy-related problems, such as energy security and greenhouse-gas emission reduction. Its energy-saving effect has been substantial since the government has implemented a series of policies in recent years. However, there is still debate about whether or not the current energy conservation policies can support the achievement of China's long-term goal of sustainable development. This presentation focuses on identifying the main challenge of China's current energy conservation policies, as well as proposing some key clues to understand the challenge. Finally, this presentation concludes that China still lacks a comprehensive energy-saving development strategy.

 

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For Academic Citation:

Fu, Feng. "Promoting Energy Conservation in China: Findings from an Input‐Output Analysis of China's Energy Consumption." Presentation, Energy Technology Innovation Policy / Consortium Energy Policy Seminar, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass. Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, November 9, 2010.

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