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Revision of previous policy?: 
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Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power
Energy Types: 
Issued by: 
National Energy Administration
Overall Summary: 
The plan is the guideline for the coalbed methane development during the 13th Five-Year Plan period(2016-2020), it specifies the development priorities for the next five years till 2020. The policy establishes targets and main pilot projects, and clarifies the political and technological supports for the coalbed methane development.
Energy environmental priorities: 
promote high energy efficient and environmentally-friendly technology and equipment, reduce the pollution emission.
GHG emissions reduction targets: 
The development and utilization of coalbed methane (coal mine gas)during the 13th Five-Year Plan period will be at least 60 billion cubic meters, equivalent to saving about 72 million tce, reduce about 900 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Land use change for energy production purposes: 
For selecting, the site for plant, and for pipeline construction, must avoid the drinking water source, nature reserves, historical sites, economic crop planting area, forest, rivers, and swamp. [...]
Gas flaring: 
Gas flaring should be done for abnormal discharge of coalbed methane.
Fossil fuel subsidies: 
strictly implement coalbed methane pricing, financial subsidies, tax concessions, and other pricing policies[...]
Energy pricing: 
[...]In accordance with electricity system reform, improve the gas power tariff[...]
Energy Supply and Infrastructure
Energy supply priorities: 
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, the new coalbed methane proven geological reserves should be 420 billion cubic meters, build 2-3 coalbed methane industrial bases. By 2020, coalbed methane (coal mine gas) pumping capacity will be 24 billion cubic meters[...]; coal mine gas extraction will be 14 billion cubic meters, the utilization rate should be more than 50%. Installed gas power installed capacity will be 2.8 million kilowatts[...]
Energy management principles: 
strictly implement coalbed methane pricing, financial subsidies, tax concessions, and other pricing policies[...] ---Improve the legal and regulatory system, make the coalbed methane development and utilization of management methods, guide the development of coal-bed methane industry.
Gas-to-power technology: 
[...]Speed up the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, promote low concentration of gas-to-power generation technology[...].
Advanced fuel extraction technology: 
Study on the intelligent extraction of coal mine gas, the efficient extraction of ground wells in the mining area, the extraction of waste mine gas and the high efficiency extraction technologies[...]
Technology collaboration with other member States: 
strengthen the international cooperation and exchange, actively import advanced coalbed methane exploration technology.