The IEA Launches New Report on China’s Energy Efficiency

Picture of Market Report Series: Energy Efficiency 2018 (Chinese - Abridged)

According to the IEA Newsroom, an Abridged Chinese Version of Energy Efficiency 2018 is to present a selection of information first published in IEA’s Energy Efficiency 2018 report.

The focuses of this newly translated and abridged report are on the insights and analysis that are of greatest relevance to Chinese stakeholders in energy efficiency, including policy makers, industry and the research community.

Energy Efficiency 2018, the sixth edition in the IEA Market Report Series, is the global tracker of trends and indicators in energy efficiency and an invaluable resource for energy efficiency policy makers and market actors. The report provides a special feature in the form of a new  Efficient World Scenario, which answers the question: What would happen if policy makers realised all the economically viable potential for energy efficiency that is available with existing technologies? This Efficient World Scenario and historic data are used to examine the following questions:

  •        What is the current rate of global progress on improving energy efficiency?
  •        What opportunities are available to scale up global efforts on energy efficiency to 2040?
  •        What multiple benefits does energy efficiency deliver, and how might these grow in future?
  •        What are the current energy efficiency trends in the transport, buildings, and industry sectors?
  •        What are current levels of investment in energy efficiency and by how much does investment need to             increase in future to realise the opportunity of the Efficient World Scenario?
  •        What innovations in energy efficiency finance and business models could be expanded to drive greater    levels of energy efficiency investment?

The Abridged Chinese Version of the report also includes a detailed analysis of energy efficiency trends and drivers in China, India, and Indonesia. Energy Efficiency 2018 presents the most comprehensive analysis of current and future energy efficiency trends ever produced by the International Energy Agency, and its insights offer direct pointers to policy makers as to what policy solutions are available to deliver the economic, environmental and social benefits of energy systems that are as efficient as possible.

In comparison to the past 5 reports focusing on the market of alternative energy of China, this sixth one might be more technological than economic. The technological nature might well be considered supplementary to the mainstream reading materials aiming to the dissect the massive and infinitely complex structure of the Chinese needs of resources, and therefore might be able to shed valuable light on the nation’s no less complicated landscape of innovation and technological improvements.

The report could be accessed via this link: new report