China’s New Energy Cities program creates a replicable strategic model to help communities leapfrog the current learning curve and drive rapid advancement of clean energy projects in existing and new commercial and government buildings.

Developing a strategic action plan allows cities to decrease local reliance on imported energy in the short-term and helps cities achieve economic and sustainability goals in the long term.  This is accomplished by providing a market-leading approach to build regional capacity for ongoing improvements to energy infrastructure through market-based project and policy development for renewables, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies (EERE) to address energy demands from rapid urban development.


  • Create regional capacity that integrates policies with nation, regional and local sustainable energy goals.
  • Develop comprehensive sustainable energy strategy that allow cities to address increasing energy.
  • Provide opportunities for economic transition into low carbon economy.
  • Improve environment quality through greenhouse gas emission reduction.

New Energy Cities Participants

  • Datong, Shanxi province, China
  • Laibin, Guangxi province, China
  • Caofeidian, Hebei province, China
  • Dali, Yunnan province, China
  • Shilin, Yunnan province, China
  • Baoshan, Yunnan province, China
  • Yun Xian, Yunnan province, China
  • Kaifeng, Henan province, China
  • Tongliao, Inner Mongolia region, China
  • Hainanzhou, Qinghai province, China
  • Haikou, Hainan province, China

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