Abstract for: A Hypothetical Chinese Energy Transition Policy and an Exploration of the Potential Implementation Obstacles

The consumption of energy and the energy source creates emissions beyond where it should be in China today. With this, pollution accumulates in the atmosphere energy is generated from carbon-intensive energy sources and dissipates through natural processes. With several high-intensive energy sources as the main source of energy in China today, emissions run high. To decrease these emissions, a policy is imagined to increase the renewable energy capacity in China, while decreasing the fossil fuel capacity, particularly coal. By a system dynamics approach to the issue, we have modelled a wishful thinking model including implementation and obstacles structure. The investment to change country as big as China is huge, and will also include obstacles like job loss, opposition and the use of critical minerals. Therefore, for a successful implementation, a policymaker needs to be aware of these obstacles. The dynamics of energy systems and its relationship with pollution is nothing new and has been studied extensively in many different sciences. The present research briefly explores the problem of the Chinese electricity pollution and provides a detailed analysis of the policy to enable a transition.