The Energy Research Institute (hereafter, ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China is one of an organization affiliated with NDRC and simultaneously is one of its component institutes of the Academy of Macroeconomic Research (AMR) of NDRC.
ERI is the national research organization conducting comprehensive studies on China’s energy economic issues closely related with social and economic development such as national macro energy economy and regional energy economy, energy industry development, energy technology strategies, energy supply and demand projection, energy security, energy and environment, energy conservation and energy efficiency improvement, renewable energy and alternative energy development.
According to research orientation and task distribution, ERI consists of 5 professional research centers, the CDM Project Administration Center and the Research Management and International Collaboration Division. Currently, there are more than 80 research staff including 44 senior researchers. Additionally, ERI is responsible for editing and publishing “Energy of China”, the China unique comprehensive energy magazine and owns Beijing Jike Energy New Technology Development Company. And also the Energy Conservation Information Dissemination Center of NDRC is administrated by ERI.
Based on years of efforts in the fields, ERI provides theoretical reference and policy suggestions for China government to formulate energy development strategy, energy development planning, energy laws and regulations and energy technology standards as well as plays as a competitive service provider on international cooperation and energy consultation for relevant national and international clients including different entities, academic organizations, enterprises, etc.
ERI has many the long-term international cooperation partners such as multilateral organizations, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Band (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Global Energy Facility (GEF), etc., other national energy counterparts in US, EU countries, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, India, etc. and the international NGOs, the US Energy Foundation (EF), the Shell Foundation, etc.
Main Important Outputs
ERI has made the influential achievements through creative and valuable research on key and hot energy issues of China and international community as follows:
China Middle and Long Term Energy Strategy;
Energy Strategy for Quadrupling GDP of 2001 by 2020;
China Energy Legislation System Building;
China Energy Technology Development Strategy Research;
China Energy Strategy for Sustainable Development in the West Region;
China Oil Resource Strategy Research;
Energy Security Guarantee Research in Northeast of Asia;
Energy Cooperation Planning in Pan-Pearl River Delta Region;
China Sustainable Energy Scenario by 2020;
Research on China Middle and Long Term Energy Conservation Planning Outline;
The Way and Countermeasures to Reach the Target of 20% Energy Consumption Reduction Per Unit GDP;
Energy Efficiency Standards for Household Air Conditioning;
China National Strategy to Response to Climate Change;
Research on Countermeasures of National Information Notification;
Impact Assessment on Climate Change in Asia-Pacific Region;
Analysis of China Energy and Carbon Emission Scenario;
Assessment Model for China GHG Emission Reduction Technologies;
National Cost-Effective Emission Reduction Strategy;
Research on Renewable Energy Law Legislation and Matched Policies;
National Renewable Energy Middle and Long Term Development Planning;
Influential International Conferences
EIR has successfully held the international large conferences to draw more attention of the international community, the typical ones as follows:
Sino-UK Sustainable Development and Sustainable Energy Conference;
International Conference on China Power System Reform;
Strategic Cooperation Partnership: China Energy Conservation Action;
The 6th International Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting China 2005;
International Conference on MMS Policy of Renewable Energy;
International Conference on China Renewable Energy Legislation;
Beijing International Renewable Energy Conference 2005;
Financing Seminar on China Renewable Energy Industry Development;
The regular seminars co-held with international organizations such as the annual China-US-Korea Energy Economic and Environmental Model.