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
- China National Energy Administration – China’s 12th Five-Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development
- Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association – Review and Outlook on China Renewable Energy
- China National Renewable Energy Center – Promotion of RE in Cities – New Energy Cities in China
- China National Renewable Energy Center – 2013 Annual Report
- China Renewable Energy Scale-Up Program – Refining the Concept of New Energy Demonstration City Program in China
- The 12th Five Year Plan is to Construct 100 New Energy Demonstration Cities
- U.S. Department of Energy – The Emerging Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency