Renewable Energy Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted on 28th February 2005 and was amended on December 26th, 2009. The law was formulated to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy, increase the supply of energy and protect the environment in order to realize sustainable development. The renewable energy here refers to non-fossil energies, such as wind energy, solar energy, hydro energy, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and ocean energy.
The law states that the development and utilization of renewable energy in energy development should be given a priority along with the promotion of the establishment and development of renewable energy. The state is responsible for encouraging economic subjects of different ownership to participate in the development and utilization of renewable energy. The law is divided into seven chapters: 1) General provisions 2) Resources investigation and development planning 3) Industrial guidance and technical support 4) Popularization and application 5) Price control and cost compensation 6) Economic incentives and supervisory measures 7) Legal responsibilities 8) Supplementary provisions.