On 25 May, fifteen ministries including the National Energy Administration and the Ministry for Urbanisation reached a new consensus on promoting low carbon development in China’s country towns. Coming at the start of the current Five Year Plan, the newly forged collective approach will help to ensure action on energy transition at the grassroots level. The guiding opinions outlined a rigorous framework, including the following aspects:
- green buildings and building energy efficiency;
- green infrastructure;
- green and low-carbon transportation system;
- decentralised wind power, and smart and distributed photovoltaics,
- energy storage,
- green grids and electric vehicle charging networks.