Overview of China Energy Law for Public Comments

The National Energy Administration (NEA) published the China Energy Law (hereafter referred to as ‘the Law’) for public comments on 10 April 2020.6 This is the second round of public consultation although the first draft was issued 13 years ago in 2007. The Law will provide legal regulations covering energy exploitation, utilization, monitoring and management processes in order to ensure energy security, optimize energy mix, improve energy efficiency and facilitate high-quality energy development. 9 May 2020 is the deadline for receiving comments.