Energy Dimensions of Urbanisation in China

Business opportunities and challenges for Dutch companies

Published: 28/05/2014

For the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Ecofys provided an overview of business opportunities and challenges for Dutch companies regarding the energy dimensions of China's urbanisation. Using desktop research and  interviews with Chinese and Dutch experts, key facts and figures regarding China's urbanisation were summarised. The study identified a number of areas where Dutch companies could become successful such as the integration of renewable energy technologies in the urban areas, low carbon design of buildings, support in scenario analyses, as well as target setting and waste to energy technologies. The study also discusses key challenges related to doing business in China. The study recommends to team up to create total integrated solutions for Chinese cities and to make use of existing support programmes where possible. A recommendation to policy makers is to make support programmes as targeted as possible and to provide support until the contract signature.