China Energy Policy Newsletter – March 2022

In this month’s newsletter:

Special report

  • Summary of statistic data in China energy and power sectors in 2021

China energy transition updates

  • The central government proposed the concept of “silicon energy” for the first time
  • The 14th Five-year Plan for Energy Saving and Emission Reduction issued
  • The 14th Five-Year Plan for New-Type Energy Storage Development released
  • NEA clarifies the functional positioning of coal power during the 14th Five-Year Plan period
  • NDRC further improves the coal pricing mechanism
  • Development of CSP in China up to 2021
  • China built the first megaton CCUS project


  • Overview of the 2022 Government Work Report with focus of energy
  • The timeline and roadmap for the development of the national power market system clarified

Policy monitoring

  • The government released the second batch of large-scale wind and solar power bases
  • To establish a cascade electricity pricing system for energy-intensive industries
  • NDRC clarified specific measures for carbon neutral in the energy sector
  • 7 ministries release the 14th Five-Year Plan for Smart PV Industry

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