10th five-year plan for economic and social development of the People's Republic of China (2001-2005) China

Name of policy 10th five-year plan for economic and social development of the People's Republic of China (2001-2005) China
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country China
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • Renewable energy target
    • Policy support
      • Strategic planning
      Sector name
      • General
        Policy description Renewable Targets

        the Tenth Five-Year Plan emphasizes the commercialization of PV and wind technologies, diesel and battery systems, bioelectricity, geothermal energy, and fuel forests in rural areas.


        -Inclusive of small hydropower, wind, and solar energy projects -Wind farms are planned for Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Jilin, Liaoning, Hubei, and Guangdong provinces with a combined capacity of 500 MW. -Electricity production goals: Reach 13 metric tons of coal equivalent (Mtce) of electricity using new and renewable energy (excluding small hydropower and traditional use of biomass), with corresponding CO2 reduction of 10 metric tons (Mt) and SO2 reduction of at least 0.6 Mt. -Remote power: Provide power for 1.3 million families (5-6 million people) in remote areas, and provide employment for 200,000 people. -Solar water heating: Increase annual solar water heating to 11 million square meters (m2), with the cumulative amount of 64 million m2. There will be 5-10 large-scale enterprises with internationally competitive ability. -Solar electricity: Increase production capacity of solar cells to 15 megawatts (MW) each, with a cumulative capacity of 53 MW. -Wind power: Increase installed capacity of grid-connected wind power to 1.2 gigawatts, with manufacturing capacity at 150-200 MW to meet domestic market demand. -Geothermal energy: Increase the production of geothermal energy to 20 million m2. -Bioenergy: Increase gas supplies from highly efficient bioenergy, including large- and mid-scale biogas from industrial organic waste water, farm waste, and biomass gasification systems to almost two billion m3.

        Policy type
        • Changing activity
        • Energy efficiency
        • Renewables
        • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
        • Non-energy5
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Ended
        Date of decision 2001
        Start date of implementation
        End date of implementation 2005
        High impact No
        Impact indicator


        Source or references
        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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