Government Agencies for Energy Efficiency in China
Policy measure

The following governmental agencies for energy efficiency have been identified in China (APERC, 2010):

  • “Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) is the highest organization of state power in China. The outline of the 11th Five-year Plan was approved at the 10th NPC and with it the 20% reduction target that now underlies China’s drive for energy efficiency and conservation. But, the actual drafting and implementation of the 11th Five-year Plan for economic and social development is tasked to the administrative organization of the government, the State Council.

  • On issues of energy efficiency and conservation, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) play a crucial role in both the design and the execution of policies. The State Council has designated the NDRC as the lead agency in charge of completing all regulations necessary for achieving the 20% target and overseeing their implementation. The NDRC is a macroeconomic management agency under the State Council in China, which has broad administrative and planning control over the Chinese economy. Since 2008, the Commission has been headed by Zhang Ping. The functions of the NDRC are to study and formulate policies for economic and social development, maintain the balance of economic development, and guide the restructuring of China’s economic system. The NDRC has 28 functional departments, bureaus, and offices with an authorized staff of 890 civil servants. The Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection Department of the NDRC is specifically responsible for energy conservation. It aims to promote the strategy of sustainable development and undertake comprehensive coordination of energy conservation and emission reduction; it also organizes the formulation and coordinates the implementation of plans and policy measures for recycling economy, energy and resource conservation and comprehensive utilization, etc.”

Due to the lack of information on the implementation period, the most recent year has been applied.

No identified implementation measures.
No identified challenges.
No identified outcomes.

APERC (Asian Pacific Energy Research Center), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies – Thailand. Tokyo. Available at: