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Energy for 500 Million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China

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Nan Zhou, Michael McNeil, Mark Levine
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This paper provides an analysis of residential building energy consumption in China. It assesses the energy situation—considering end use, intensity, and efficiency—and it forecasts the outlook for the critical period extending to 2020, based on assumptions of likely patterns of economic activity, availability of energy services, technology improvement, and energy intensities.