Energy Transition Research Institute

China's Future Generation 2.0 Released

China’s Future Generation 2.0: Assessing the Potential for Maximum Renewable Power Sources in China to 2050 was released in  December 2015 in Paris. This research was supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The study models China’s electric power future out to 2050 and explores the potential for reducing carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur emissions as well as the cost of providing a reliable power supply.

The report finds that:

• Around 84% of China’s electricity generation can be met by renewable sources by mid-century if appropriate policies and measures are taken, and conditional upon aggressive energy efficiency improvements.

• China could meet or beat its commitment to peak its overall carbon emissions by 2030.

A free copy of the report is available here.

China's Power Sector Shapes the Global Future

Entri has studied the benefits and costs of a rivers conservation scenario in China for International Rivers in Beijing. This work was supported by Entri, Transition Energy, the Blue Moon Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

To understand our assumptions and approach, download our detailed methodology for modeling the Chinese power sector and see our 2014 study for WWF.

Coming soon: We have completed a study of the impact on emissions if China were to switch to all-electric vehicles. This report will be available here in April.









Entri welcomes new board members

Jeff Logan, Entri Board Chair

Entri is honored to announce that Jeffrey Logan has agreed to chair its board of directors.

Jeff is an internationally renowned energy and climate expert. He brings three decades of experience in policy and economic-engineering analysis, serving as a senior scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the World Resources Institute, and the Congressional Research Service. He has held leadership positions at the International Energy Agency and the World Resources Institute, and as special advisor on renewable energy and climate for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Chen Shiping, New Board Member

Chen Shiping is Vice President of Beijing Keywise Capital Management, Ltd., in Beijing, China. He specializes in environmental investments.

Chen was a lead developer of the “China 8760 Grid Model,” an econometric-engineering model of the Chinese electric power sector.

Chen earlier worked for Transition Energy, helping to found Dalian East New Energy Development, Ltd., (DEED), developing clean energy investments in China.