The Chinese Energy Research Institute will look to work with the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in liaison with the British Embassy, to formulate a China-specific version of the UK Government’s ‘2050 Calculator.’

The online tool will be accessible to the public and spell out the various scenarios possible based on varied future energy scenarios.
DECC Secretary of State Ed Davey termed the calculator a first of its kind that can help countries better plan their future energy strategy.

"Using the latest and most detailed data available, ERI have created a tool that allows the user to select how China will achieve its energy security up to 2050.

"The tool covers the entire energy sector, and will be open to experts and ordinary people alike, to model how different energy decisions will affect the whole country," said Davey.

DECC Director of Strategy Ravi Gurumurthy added, "We are collaborating with China and other countries in building a wider base for this innovative and practical analysis, and I would like to invite other interested countries to join us in enriching this collaboration further."