China

Renewable Energy Act (Legislative)

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2006
This Act describes duties of the government, business and other users in renewable energy development and use. It includes measures and goals relating to mandatory grid connection, price management regulation, differentiated pricing, special funds and tax reliefs, and sets the goal to realise 15% of China's energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Energy - supply-side policies: The Act requires the government to encourage and support the application of renewable energy in various areas.

Research and development: The Act requires that the government budget establishes a renewable energy development fund.

Monitoring arrangements: It requires that energy authorities of the State Council are responsible for organising and co-ordinating national surveys and management of renewable energy resources, and work with related departments to establish technical regulations for resource surveys. Relevant departments of the State Council, within their respective authorities, are responsible for related renewable energy resource surveys. The survey results will be summarised by the energy authority in the State Council.

Energy authorities of the State Council must set middle- and long-term targets for the total volume of renewable energy at the national level, which shall be implemented and released to the pubic after being approved by the State Council.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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