China Shenhua Energy

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Metals & Mining
Beijing, China
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Climate Lobbying Overview: China Shenhua Energy appears to have communicated a positive top-line position on climate policy, but has limited engagement with specific climate policies. However, the company has actively promoted a long-term role for coal in the energy mix, alongside renewables.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Shenhua Energy’s top-line communications on climate change appear broadly positive, albeit limited. Shenhua Energy backed the Paris Agreement in its 2019 ESG Report, published in April 2020. It also voiced support for the Chinese government’s pledge to reach carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, at the China Enterprise Forum held in September 2021. Shenhua Energy does not appear to have a clear position on the need for climate-related policy.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Shenhua Energy appears to have limited transparent engagement with climate-related policy. In a press release in September 2021, the company stated support for a newly launched green power trading scheme in China, which would incentivize the purchase of electricity generated exclusively from renewable energy. Shenhua Energy does not appear to have disclosed its engagement with other climate policy streams.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Shenhua Energy does not appear supportive of the energy transition. On its website in September 2021, Shenhua Energy appeared to support a continued role for coal in the energy mix by suggesting that clean production and utilization of coal can be achieved with technology, but failed to make any clear reference to the deployment of CCS. Moreover, in September 2021 on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, it suggested that using coal as a raw material for the chemical industry, instead of as a fuel being burned for energy, will reduce emissions, and therefore ease the burden for China to meet its climate targets on time.

In July 2020, Shenhua Energy appeared supportive of increasing the share of wind power in a blog post. As reported by China Power News Network in May 2020, Shenhua Energy also called for an expanded role for hydrogen in the energy mix and relevant policy to support the industry, however, without any clear indication on the need to decarbonize hydrogen production.

Industry Association Governance: As of November 2021, Shenhua Energy does not appear to have disclosed its membership with industry associations. The company does not appear to have memberships to any industry associations in InfluenceMap’s database.

Additional Note: China Shenhua Energy is headquartered in China, where InfluenceMap’s LobbyMap platform can currently only make a provisional assessment of corporate climate policy engagement, due to limited capability to access publicly available data on this issue. As it is possible that InfluenceMap is not yet able to fully capture evidence of China Shenhua Energy's climate policy engagement activities, these scores should be considered provisional at this time.

In addition, China Shenhua Energy is a listed company with more than 50% of its shares owned by the government of China. State-owned enterprises likely retain channels of direct and private engagement with government officials that InfluenceMap is unable to assess, and therefore are not represented in China Shenhua Energy's engagement intensity metric.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.