RELP - A Journal of Renewable Energy Law and Policy vol:2011 issue:1 pages:17-28
This paper investigates the major driving forces behind China’s wind energy policy transformation, including the Renewable Energy Law (REL), the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), and the increased participation of stakeholders like large stateowned enterprises (SOEs), government-organized non-governmental organizations, and multinational companies. Much of the data collected in this paper was gathered from interviews with senior officials in the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), large SOEs, and other influential public and private actors in the Chinese wind energy sector. This paper presents three findings: First, Chinese wind policy has shifted from supporting ad hoc projects to developing strategic policies. Second, critical problems remain unsolved in projects and policies involving the CDM. Third, the central government is no longer the sole influential actor in China’s wind policy, with other stakeholders playing an increasingly critical role.