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Power market reform

Tensions between local interests and broader gains

China’s electricity market reforms aim to improve the operational efficiency of the power sector, while simultaneously supporting reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. New research shows that the influence of local interests may limit gains to half of their estimated potential.

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Karplus, V.J., Zhang, D. Tensions between local interests and broader gains. Nat Energy 8, 651–652 (2023).

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