Chapter 10 – A “Modest” New Mechanism for Progressive Electricity Pricing
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In mid-2012, a progressive electricity pricing scheme for residential use was implemented nationwide to curb wasteful electricity use and achieve household energy-saving through price leverage. Considering the rise in household costs, a relatively modest pricing scheme was adopted, hence the not-so-obvious leverage effect. However, the establishment of the pricing framework has left room for further adjustments.


progressive electricity pricing

residential electricity use

There was no greater event in Chinese residential energy consumption t…

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Jie, Yu, “Chapter 10 – A “Modest” New Mechanism for Progressive Electricity Pricing”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <>
First published online: 2014

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