heat and cooling supply
Today, renewables provide 28% of primary energy demand for heat and cooling supply in China, the main contribution coming from the use of biomass.
In the Energy [R]evolution Scenario, renewables provide 65% of China’s total heating and cooling demand by 2050.
- Energy efficiency measures will restrict the future primary energy demand for heat and cooling supply to an increase of 21%, compared to 61% in the Reference Scenario, in spite of improving living standards.
- In the industry sector solar collectors, biomass/biogas as well as geothermal energy are increasingly substituting for conventional fossil-fired heating systems.
- A shift from coal and oil to natural gas in the remaining conventional applications leads to a further reduction of CO2 emissions.