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.

Available for review: We have completed a study of the impact on emissions if China were to switch to all-electric vehicles. This report is available for review by request.









Russian Scientists Chart Path to Deep Emissions Cuts

Russia could cut its greenhouse gas emissions to half of its 1990 levels. That is the conclusion of a Russian team of scientists led by Igor Bashmakov of the Center for Energy Efficiency (CENEf) in Moscow in a major study called Costs and Benefits of a Low Carbon Economy and Society Transformation in Russia, 2050 Perspective.

NOTE TO READERS: Entri recently arranged to distribute CENEf's research to draw more attention to its important work. Download "Perspective 2050" here. For more information about CENEf, please contact or visit

Entri welcomes new board members

Jeff Logan, Entri Board Chair

Jeff is an internationally renowned energy and climate expert. He leads as team of scientists at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

Chen Shiping, New Board Member

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