This week, nine central government departments issued the “Science and Technology Carbon Peak and Neutrality Implementation Plan (2022-2030)”. The plan focuses on several aspects of the energy system such as the ‘clean’ use of coal, high efficiency renewable energy, CCUS, or hydrogen production, transport, and storage. Among others, the plan mentions renewable energy technologies such as silicon and perovskite solar cells, ultra large offshore wind turbines, or floating wind and solar.
As industry, transport, and construction represent a significant share of China’s GHG emissions, the document specifically provides recommendations for these sectors. Meanwhile, the document underlines international cooperation on science and technology innovation of low-carbon technology.