China is enacting the country’s first ever energy law, putting a low-carbon strategy in a legal framework in an effort to promote energy transition by tackling carbon emissions and building an economy on renewables and clean technology.

The draft energy law, issued by the government last week for public review and comment, is part of a new strategy to restructure the country’s energy sector by giving priority to the development of renewable energy, raising the ratio of non-fossil fuel in the energy consumption mix and promoting the clean and low-carbon development of fossil fuel usage.