Energy Efficiency and Conservation

  • Philip Andrews-SpeedEmail author
  • Sufang Zhang
Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)


Energy efficiency and energy conservation have long formed a significant component of China’s national energy policy. In 2003, energy shortages became widespread across China because of surge of energy-intensive economic growth. In response, the government embarked on a comprehensive programme to boost energy efficiency and energy conservation that has achieved remarkable success. This chapter examines the sources of success in this programme, as well as the ongoing constraints and limitations, paying particular attention to industry and buildings, also household energy use. Administrative policy instruments have been successful in improving industrial energy efficiency, but serious challenges remain in the building and household sectors.


Energy efficiency Energy conservation Energy intensity Industry Buildings, households 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.North China Electric Power UniversityBeijingChina

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