Action Plan for Upgrading of Coal Power Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Released China 2014

Name of policy Action Plan for Upgrading of Coal Power Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Released
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country China
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Codes and standards
        • Sectoral standards
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      • Coal
    Policy description "According to the Plan, the average net coal consumption rate of newly built coal-fired generating units nationwide will be less than 300g of standard coal per kilowatt hour ("g/kwh"); by 2020, the average net coal consumption rate of coal-fired generating units in services upon the upgrading will have been less than 310g/kwh, of which the average net coal consumption rate of units in services at 0.6 million kilowatts or above (except for air cooling units) will have been less than 300g/kwh. Subject to the implementation of more stringent energy efficient and environmental protection standards, efforts will be made to cut the share of coal in primary energy consumption to be within 62% and meanwhile increase the share of coal used for power generation in coal consumption to 60% or above." (https://hk.lexiscn.com/latest_message.php?id=164721)

    "In an earlier action plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China aimed to cut coal consumption by over 80 million tonnes by 2017 and more than 160 million tonnes by 2020." (http://en.sxcoal.com/117736/NewsShow.html)

    "As for expediting transformation and upgrading of existing units, the Action Plan proposes to phase out outmoded capacity deeply and strive to more than 10 million kW of outmoded power units before 2020. Implement comprehensive energy conservation transformation and strive to complete transformation of 150 million kW of unit capacity before 2015 and 350 million kW during "the 13th Five-Year Plan". (http://www.cecep.cn/g3621/s12528/t37687.aspx)

    Policy type
    • Energy efficiency
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch2
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2014
    Start date of implementation 2015
    End date of implementation 2020
    High impact GHG reduction
    Impact indicator


    Source or references https://hk.lexiscn.com/latest_message.php?id=164721

    http://en.sxcoal.com/117736/NewsShow.html http://www.cecep.cn/g3621/s12528/t37687.aspx

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    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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