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Energy System Transitions in the Eastern Coastal Metropolitan Regions of China - The Role of Regional Policy Plans

Xiao, Mengzhu and Simon, Sonja and Pregger, Thomas (2019) Energy System Transitions in the Eastern Coastal Metropolitan Regions of China - The Role of Regional Policy Plans. Energies. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/en12030389. ISSN 1996-1073.

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With an expected accelerated urbanization process until 2050, China is facing big challenges of mitigating CO2 emissions, especially in the eastern coastal metropolitan regions. Since cities are the hubs for innovation regarding new technologies and infrastructures, investments and governance, they are playing an important role in decision-making and implementation processes on the way to a decarbonized economy and society. The national and provincial administrations in China have already started to address the issue of energy system transition toward a low-carbon pathway, but long-term integrated transition plans are not yet available on a regional level. In our paper, we therefore consider the main challenges of the energy system transition, such as efficiency improvement, coal reduction, decarbonization of transport, and multisector electrification with regional integration, focusing on two eastern coastal metropolitan regions of China. A systematic review of current near-term policies reveals how far these challenges have already been addressed on different administrative levels and which gaps may exist from an external perspective. Based on the current decision- and policy-making processes among national, regional, provincial and municipal levels, policy implications are identified with regard to an effective energy system transition in eastern China.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129314/
Document Type:Article
Title:Energy System Transitions in the Eastern Coastal Metropolitan Regions of China - The Role of Regional Policy Plans
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Xiao, MengzhuMengzhu.Xiao (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Simon, SonjaSonja.Simon (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2775-5457
Pregger, ThomasThomas.Pregger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6728-7451
Date:January 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Energies
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3390/en12030389
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:energy system transition; decarbonization; metropolitan region; eastern China;regional policy; Energieszenarien; Transformation des Energiesystems; erneuerbare Energie
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Energy Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Simon, Dr. Sonja
Deposited On:27 Sep 2019 14:25
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:24

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