Energy Law

Energy law details divide between state and private control of sector

Beijing has revealed more details of its much-anticipated energy law, saying private sector involvement in the industry will be encouraged but state control will be maintained in areas linked to national security.

Friday, 23 November, 2007, 12:00am

Energy saving law set to be passed

Power use targets will be ironed out at local level

Beijing will pass an energy conservation law this year, but it will not include numeric targets for industry compliance, said an academic who helped draft the legislation.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Drafting of comprehensive energy law accelerated

Beijing has accelerated the drafting of legislation addressing power shortages and energy security, with the long-awaited bill expected to be presented to the legislature in the next two years, state media reported yesterday.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Policies will help enforce renewable energy law

Policies supporting the development of renewable energy are expected to be announced by the central government this year, said an academic who helped draft the mainland's renewable energy law.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am