Achieving Deep Energy Efficiency in China through Effective Strategic Energy Management


Energy efficiency is one of the most powerful weapons for combating global climate change and boosting the economy. Of China’s many industrial companies, 90% are SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), which are commonly characterized by weak energy management and great energy-conservation potential. In capitalizing on the shared purpose of deepening energy efficiency and greening the supply chain, NRDC, together with China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), initiated a research project in 2018 to assess the energy-saving and emission reduction potential of SMEs in China. The research effort culminated in a written report entitled Policy Recommendations for Energy Conservation in SMEs and Emissions Reduction in the Supply Chain (currently only available in Chinese). On June 23, NRDC, in partnership with CNIS, jointly released this report and invited various stakeholders to showcase and discuss relevant industry best practices. The report was covered by Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily and China Energy News etc.  In the future, NRDC aims to further this project’s impact by incorporating relevant report results to inform ambitious national energy efficiency policies.