CREO 2016

China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC), the Chinese think tank for policy strategy research on renewable energy, has commenced the preparation of a comprehensive outlook for renewable energy to be published annually. The purpose is to give Chinese decision makers a scientific and analysis-based foundation for policy decisions to ensure efficient development and integration of renewable energy as a decisive part of the future Chinese energy system. The foundation for the annual outlook is detailed bottom-up analysis of the full Chinese energy system, analysing cost-effective solutions for deployment and integration of a large share of renewable energy and providing analyses of the impact of energy system transformation on energy security, the economy, and pollution and emissions from the energy sector. This year’s China Renewable Energy Outlook presents two main scenarios for the development of the Chinese energy system towards 2030, which are further used to analyse the different policy measures needed to promote the energy transition and efficient renewable energy integration.