Promoting the Application of Heat Pumps in China to Contribute to Energy Decarbonization

Sino-German Business Roundtable on High Temperature Heat Pumps On 16 May 2022, GIZ and China Heat Pump Alliance (CHPA) jointly organized the “Sino-German High Temperature Heat Pump Round Table” under the framework of the Sino-German Energy Partnership.  The event allowed German and Chinese business representatives to present their high temperature heat pump solutions – along […]

Promote the integration of renewable energy in cooling sector

Cooling workshop enables German and Chinese experts to exchange on barriers for coupling renewable energy and cooling in commercial applications. In a nutshell The cooling sector accounts for 25 % of electricity consumption in China and for 14% of power consumption in Germany, making it an important sector for decarbonization in both China’s and Germany’s […]

Milestones in China’s Energy and Climate Policy

As the world’s largest carbon emitter, China’s climate commitments in September 2020 to achieve peak carbon before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060 are of profound significance to the global response to climate change. More than a year on from China’s climate pledge, the Chinese government is aligning its policies and strategic planning at all […]

Power sector flexibility lessons from Germany for better integration of renewables

This is an invited article for the ECECP “EU-China Energy Magazine” – 2021 Autumn Issue. Electrification of energy consumption with a high share of renewable energy is one of the main pillars of the low-carbon energy transition. Many advanced economies, such as Germany, have achieved a high share of variable wind and solar in their […]

Report sheds light on potential of China’s biomass sector to contribute to carbon neutrality

GIZ supported publication of China 2030/2060-Goal Low-Carbon Biomass Development Blue Paper On 14 September, the China Biomass Energy Industry Promotion Association (BEIPA) launched the China Low-Carbon Biomass Development Blue Paper assessing the potential of China’s biomass sector to contribute to the country’s 2030 carbon peaking and 2060 carbon neutrality goals. According to the report, China’ […]

Economics of Urban Distributed PV in China

This report summarizes the results of an analysis of the economics of distributed solar and solar plus storage across many of China’s largest cities, given time-of-use pricing presently available for residential and commercial consumers. As prices for energy storage and solar photovoltaic continue to become more economical, distributed solar with or without storage is becoming […]

Green certificates: trends and ideas from Europe and North America

By Anders Hove and Philipp Geres The existence of voluntary green certificates enables companies and individuals to contribute to accelerating the energy transition, promoting market innovation and better integrating renewable energy consumption. The U.S. and Europe each have thriving markets for tradeable green certificates, called guarantees of origin (GO) in Europe and renewable energy certificates […]

Sino-German Cooperation on Renewable Energy Deepened

9th Meeting of the Sino-German Working Group on Energy On 22 January 2021, the ninth meeting of the Sino-German Working Group on Energy between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) took place virtually. At the meeting, both sides reviewed last year’s progress and achievements of the Sino-German […]

ESIE 2020: Energy storage in Germany and implications for China

On August 28, the Sino-German Energy Partnership launched its latest report on energy storage. The study “Energy Storage in Germany – Present Developments and Applicability in China” provides insights into the dynamic energy storage market in Germany, its business models, regulatory framework, and technical standards, and discusses implications for China. The study was published at […]

Advancing the biomethane industry development in China – German experiences on policies, markets and business models

On July 30 and 31, GIZ and the Biomass Energy Industry Promotion Association of China (BEIPA) co-organized the virtual Sino-German Biomethane Workshop under the framework of the Sino-German Energy Partnership (EP). The event aimed at presenting and discussing the German experience in terms of policies, incentives, technologies, standards and business models for biomethane production and […]