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Subsidy program for energy conservation products

  • Location:

  • Type of policy:
    Financial incentives

  • Implementation period:
    2009 to present

  • Year of latest revision:

  • Title in original language:
    Jie Neng Hui Min

Chinese central government invested more than 30 billion RMB to subsidize energy efficient products. A wide range of product categories is covered: Not only household appliances and lamps but also cars and industrial equipment. The subsidy criteria are based on the energy performance. The additional costs between an energy-efficient model and an inefficient one is determined and taken as the subsidized amount to remove the purchase barrier for expensive products.


  • Bo, Hu (Lead author)
  • Tan, Zheng (Lead author)
  • Feiyan, Zhao (Author)
  • Shui, Yi (Author)


We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this article
Zeng Lei, Li Jiayang

References and further reading

  • CLASP: 2012 Subsidy Program to Promote Energy-Efficient Products for the Benefit of the People: Results and Analysis of the Consumer Impact Study
  • China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS): White Paper for the Energy Efficiency Status of China Energy-use products (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Top10 China: An Investigation of China’s Subsidy Program for Energy-saving Products, EEDAL 2013

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