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  • jùn mǎ Speech at ITTC

    Presentation ITTC

    • Speech of jùn mǎ at the International Technology Transfer in Beijing and Guiyang on April (ITTC 2014)
    • Topic: Energy savings solution along with a substantial diminution of carbon dioxide (CO2)
    • Session “Smart City and The City of Future Technology Innovation in China “.

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  • World energy dramatic consumption increase…


  • …that cause serious consequences.


  • How can we reduce the energy consumption ?


  • Right approach : China Saving Energy Stiffer Law 严格 法律


    • Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, has voted to adopt revisions to the Environmental Protection Law, enshrining environmental protection as the government's overriding priority, with specific articles and provisions on smog.
    • For the first time, the law has established clear requirements for ecological protection.

  • One solution : Saving Energy in Building 大楼 节约能源


    • In a typical European household, well over half the money spent on fuel bills goes towards providing heating and hot water, so it makes sense to invest in the most energy-efficient heating system.
    • So the main sector of energy savings is found in the housing communities.

  • Concrete example : Housing Saving Energy (Tianjin 天津)


    • Location : Bīnhǎi Xīn Qū (滨海新区)
    • Building, 40 floors, 30 000 m2
    • Concern Equipment : Heating or Air Conditioning
    • Estimated investment cost : $ 10,000
    • Return on investment : 13 months
    • Estimated 3 years Energy savings : $ 50,000
    • White certificate earning : $ 3,500

  • Example : Boilers Saving Energy China Potential Market


    Considering surface of more than 5000 m2 :
    • 12 millions of device today in activity has to be checked.
    • 25 % has to be replaced.
    • 75 % has to be rejuvenated through a saving energy device.
    • China boilers with saving energy device implementation market is estimated to a level of 24 billions of yuans (2,3 Md US$).

  • Chaoyang Saving Energy Plan 節能 计划朝阳区 節能 计划


    What could be for the 5 years to come a plan to slash the energy consumption and to reduce the CO2 emission in the Cháoyáng Qū ?
    A triple project target
    • A reduction of the pollution and the emission of CO2
    • Inhabitants of buildings will save money on their energy bill
    • The Municipality will get to a new source of income

  • Chaoyang Estimates Saving Energy Plan

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  • Saving Energy means Saving Money for your properties ! 节省


    How to save money and add value to your real estate through an ecological way ?
    5 five ways to do it !
    In Europe :
    (1) For the housing building equipped with saving energy devices, the market rental values, yields and acquisition prices have steadily increased :
    • 2011 : + 3 %
    • 2012 : + 2,7 %
    • 2013 : + 2,6 %
    (2) Those ones that haven’t such equipment have experienced a sharp decrease that intensified over the years :
    • 2011 : - 2 %
    • 2012 : - 2,6 %
    • 2013 : - 4,7 %

  • Europe Saving Energy Plan


    (1) In Europe, residential building consumption represents 45 % of the total energy cost (2013).
    This is the main sector of energy savings.
    (2) Under the Renewable Energy Directive 2012/0288 (COD), the EU aims to get 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

  • Carbon Trading : The White Certificate


    • A white certificate, also referred to as an Energy Savings Certificate (ESC), is an instrument issued by an authorized body guaranteeing that a specified amount of energy savings has been achieved.
    • The white certificates are given to the producers whenever an amount of energy is saved whereupon the producer can use the certificate for their own target compliance or can be sold to (other) parties who cannot meet their targets.
    • Each certificate is a unique and traceable commodity carrying a property right over a certain amount of additional energy savings and guaranteeing that the benefit of these savings has not been accounted for elsewhere.

  • Saving Energy Regulation, examples


  • White certificate : How it works ?


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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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    No matter if it is a white cat or a black cat; as long as it can catch mice, it is a good cat.
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  • Urban Saving Energy Project


    • Designing a city-wide questionnaire survey upon heating equipment
    • Measuring the annual fuel utilization of housing communities
    • Establishing consumption categories and GHG emissions accounting methodology
    • Data processing and analysis of the survey results, including influencing factor analysis and profiling of low, medium and high GHG emission households and communities.
    • Estimates evaluation of today city energy global cost and saving energy estimates
    • Agenda statement
    • Implementation of the device according to a comprehensive plan

  • Estimates Saving Energy project


    During two months. The survey is engaged, district by district, during three months.

  • Saving Energy Solution : The DJP ENERGY experience


    • ECO REGULATOR - designed to cut back the energy cost on existing boilers in substantial housing estates and public amenities.
    • 20 % of Energy Saving on Boilers.

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Chinese government declared war on pollution : New Law and pending issues

Posté par ITgium le 29 August 2014



jùn mǎ (俊 马)

Chinese government declared war on pollution

After the central government declared war on pollution, the legislative process churned out an amendment to the country’s Environmental Law in April which determined that polluting enterprises could now face even harsher punishments if they choose to pollute their way to profit.

The amendment also gives enforcement personnel the power to shut down heavy polluters if violators fail to comply with environmental regulations. But just because there are laws in place doesn’t mean that the desired outcome will be achieved.

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The new law’s content

The new law’s content

The new law has a number of provisions that are significant changes form before.

There is a lot of attention paid to fines per day.

Previously, if a polluter violated the law they would be fined once and there would be no additional incentive for them to come into compliance more quickly.

So now, for each day that a polluter continues to violate they can be fined in additional amounts and the fines increase, the longer it takes for them to come into compliance.

There are some interesting enforcement provisions, such as the right to detain persistent violators for 15 days, very interesting provisions on open information, public participation and public interest litigation. The big question is how these will be implemented.

One of the fundamental problems in the past in China was that the punishments for environmental violations were just not very significant. So, the new law is good in that it gives stronger authorities for punishment.

So, the penalty must be high enough to make sure that not only will polluters not benefit at all but also they will pay a serious price. But that’s only one step. In the actual judicial cases, when the cases are brought to the court, you need to make sure that the judiciary will actually implement and enforce it and make sure they pay a big price for polluting the environment.

Under the new law, more NGOs have been granted the standing to bring litigation on behalf of public interest. That’s definitely a plus.

Chinese government declared war on pollution : New Law and pending issues dans China environment governance index

China supreme court

Supreme court issues environmental guidelines

China’s top court issued a guideline on the environment aiming to improve the quality of related court cases and provide legal protection for the country’s ecology.

At the same time, the Supreme People’s Court has established of its tribunal to hear cases relating to the environment and resources.

The court said it set up the environment and resources tribunal because of more complicated environmental disputes and increasingly severe pollution problems.

Many local governments have established environmental courts or tribunals already, with their number reaching more than 130 nationwide since 2007.

The top court said its guideline and tribunal establishment will provide a standard for hearing environmental disputes across the country, and ensure victims of pollution receive compensation.


Pending issues

Pending issues : Further changes that are still needed

(1) Problems with Enforcing the Law : the Weakness of chinese today courts

Courts have been very weak and have not been willing to sometimes even accept cases that affect very valuable economic interests. It’s an open question as to whether courts can play a greater role in the future, and I hope they do.

The other possibility is can the environmental regulators really withstand the pressure from economic interests and other vested interests and actually enforce?

In the past few decades, it’s been very difficult for the local regulators to do it and the central agency hasn’t had enough resources to really enforce. So that’s an open question as to whether that will change. In particular, will the central agency get enough resources to really put some pressure on local polluters?

This actually goes to the essence of the whole legal enforcement and the effectiveness of the legal system. You need to have a real consciousness about the rule of law. If all people take the rule of law seriously, then they will implement the law properly, no matter whether it’s the government or the polluters.

Take Hong Kong as a comparison, if you ask the law enforcement agency, their position is very clear, we don’t have any views ourselves but our role here is to enforce the law.

Whatever the law says then we will enforce it, if there’s something wrong about the law then you go to the legislature. In Hong Kong, the rule of law concept is taken seriously by the people.


(2) The local government issue

(2) Local government

In China, that’s still a serious problem because the local government and other various vested interest groups, once their interests are in concern they simply may ignore the law or put pressure on the judiciary not to enforce the law properly.

But the big question is will local regulators use those authorities? In the past, when fines were capped at a relatively low level, local regulators wouldn’t even issue fines up to that very low cap.

This has to do with issues of local protectionism; is the local regulator free to enforce strongly when local governments feel a lot of pressure to push very rapid economic development?

Those kinds of structural tensions in the past have limited the ability of regulators to enforce strongly, so the law is very good in that it expands on authority and takes away the legal barrier for stronger enforcement, but the question is, politically and as a matter of practice and implementation, can the local regulators use these new authorities?



(3) The specific problem of the Leaders political career

I think the root cause behind (the lack of political will) is the political careers of the leaders. Take the local government for example, or even the central government, the possibility is if you have a very clear and strict rule, have a bubble there saying this is the total amount of water pollution for example; you cannot exceed, anybody who exceeds this then we will not approve.

The consequence is that local GDP may not increase as much as you want and if you don’t get that increase maybe you wouldn’t get promoted. So that sort of consideration will affect the political will


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(4) Lack of personnel in the China’s environmental agencies

Overseeing China’s immense industrial sector requires a legion of enforcement personnel, but the number of people available to China’s environmental agencies is just a small fraction compared to that of the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency.

From a governmental standpoint, enhancing environmental protection requires a great deal of political will at the local level; something that has been severely lacking in the past. Meanwhile, the amended law tries to encourage more public participation but lawsuits launched by individuals against polluting industries often lack potency and struggle to overcome the vested interests.

If you don’t have enough law enforcement officers to enforce the law then no matter how good the law is it won’t be able to be enforced.

Law enforcement should come from two angles, one is the pro-active approach taken by the environmental protection agencies at various levels.



(5) The role of the Ministry of Environmental Protection

Take the issue of local protection. Local governments in China often feel a lot of pressure to prioritize economic development over environmental protection.

In the US, a big change came in the 1970s when the federal government took a much stronger hand in monitoring and enforcing.

So, the equivalent in China would be if the Ministry of Environmental Protection had more resources and a greater ability to take a look at local implementation and define the places where there’s very bad local implementation and punish the local governments and local polluters.

China smog

China smog

(6) The Problem with Public Participation

A critical element in just about any country’s environmental protection is the role of the public.

Local people who are affected by pollution are the ones that care the most about reducing pollution. If citizens are able to identify problems and have their voices heard, to help put some pressure on polluters to reduce their pollution; that can be an extremely powerful force.

The problem in the past was in terms of priorities, economic development trumped environmental protection.

If citizens wrote articles or talked to the media and raised objections, most of the time those objections were not heard; so there was no response to them to improve environmental projects.

The result is the public feels that the official channels are not responsive. Potential options are the courts – Will courts be able to make difficult decisions against polluting factories? The history has not been good on this.

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Pollution in Tiananmen Square

(7) What kind of Involvement of the public ?

What’s very promising about the environmental area is that there has been the space for the public to get involved.

There are more NGOs probably in the environmental area than in any other topic area.

They’ve been very active in educating the public and also advocating for policy changes for better environmental reinforcement. Citizens are very interested in having a clean environment, so they’ve been very active even if they’re not experts. There are dozens if not hundreds of cases every few months, every year in China where the public gets involved and tries to affect the way the polluters behave.

If the public is allowed to continue to do this, and educate themselves to get the information they need to understand what the problems are, and also to mobilize to express their views and create some pressure for better enforcement, I think that will be a really critical element, and will be essential if China wants to turn around its environmental performance.

If we use (the public) properly, it can compensate to a certain extent the shortage of staff at environmental protection agencies.


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