Quantitative evaluation of the potential impact of low carbon and energy efficient policies for China

This report presents the results of an analysis of carbon emissions reduction potential of various policy options in China. Policies affecting four sectors were studied: industry, transportation, buildings, and electricity supply. The report finds industrial policies have the potential to save more energy than policies for all other sectors combined. In the transport sector, fuel economy standards are the dominant policy, followed by accelerated electric and hybrid vehicle deployment. In the building sector, stricter codes is the dominant policy, followed by energy efficiency labeling. In the power sector, environmental dispatch and mandatory renewable energy targets are the strongest policies.