Country:China
Year:1997
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1997
Policy Type:Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Appliances, Appliances>Commercial, Appliances>Residential, Industry>Light Manufacturing, Industry>Energy-intensive
Agency:China State Council
URL:https://china.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/china_sl_info.pdf
Description:

The China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), by 1995, was directed to oversee organization of MEPS efforts and revision. Not until 1997, under the National Energy Conservation Law of China (中华人民共和国节约能源法), was regulatory mandatory efficiency standards for energy-consuming products fully endorsed legally.

There are several articles that were first associated with the law and in the following years, more articles were added:

Articles include:

  • Article 14: calls for the formulation of national standards by the administrative department for standardization
  • Article 18: promotes the use of energy efficiency labeling
  • Article 24 (National People’s Congress 2008): under the State Council manufacturers are legally bound to comply
  • Article 43: If manufacturers violate the standard, then the adminsitrative department may submit a proposal to suspend production and close the factory.
  • Article 48: discussion of possible punitive measures for counterfeit labels

The main goal of this law is to meet residential demands for energy by promoting energy conservation with an emphasis on economic and social development as well as the economic benefits of energy efficiency. It includes a strategy to incorporate conservation and efficiency into economic and social planning nationwide, focussing on the rational use of energy and decreasing the environmental impact of energy use. This law looks to grow the economy by encouraging renewable energy resource development also.

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