Waste not, want not: Energy Efficiency Policy in China and India
Jul 25, 2016
With fast growing economies and growing carbon emissions, China and India have begun implementing important energy efficiency measures that are contributing to rapid decreases in energy intensity per unit of GDP and will have long-term impacts on setting both countries onto a more sustainable development path.
This new research paper, an extension of the report Low-carbon Development in India and China, examines policies put in place in both countries that are encouraging increased energy efficiency in multiple sectors.
Improving energy efficiency is a crucial component in fighting global warming and has multiple co-benefits beyond GHG reduction including increased energy access and security, reduced pollution, poverty reduction and economic growth.