This report analyzes alternative provincial policies to increase the share of renewables in the energy supply mix of Sichuan, China. The study combines the IAEA models for analyzing national energy systems with data provided by UNEP, DESA and other public sources. It is a demonstration study, not a comprehensive analysis of policy options for Sichuan, but it provides generic insights on policy options to promote the use of renewable energy sources. The study also demonstrates the kind of policy work that UN-Energy can undertake as it seeks to evolve the joint capacity of the UN system to assist nations in facing the energy challenges of the 21st century.
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