Energy and environmental policy, modeling of energy economy and environmental systems, climate change and low-carbon economy
 Achieve coordinated dual control of carbon emission reduction and air quality improvement. National Natural Science Foundation of China. 2018-2020. Moderator.
 Climate Policy Modeling: Economic and Technological Impacts. World Bank Headquarters, 2018-2019, International Consulting Specialist
 Research on the environmental health synergy benefits and policy cost effectiveness of promoting new energy vehicles in Beijing. Beijing Social Science Foundation. 2018-2020. Moderator.
 2030 Energy Production and Consumption Revolution Strategy Implementation Plan. Projects of planning division of the Energy Bureau. 2016-2017. Participation.
 China's oil and gas development forecast before 2030. Longitudinal issues of CNPC. 2015-2016.Participation.
 Research on natural gas consumption forecasting and energy substitution optimization. School Youth Top Talent Program Support Project. 2016-2018. Moderator.
 Comparative study and game analysis of carbon emission allocation scheme. National Natural Science Foundation of China. 2012-2015. Participation. √  Research and demonstration of carbon emissions trading supporting technology. National Science and Technology Support Program. 2012-2015. Participation.
 A comparative study on the allocation scheme of emission rights. National High-tech Industrialization Project. 2013-2015. Participation.
 Yang X,Teng F. Air quality benefit of China’s mitigation target to peak its emission by 2030. Climate Policy. 2018, 18(1):99-110. (SSCI)
 Yang X, Teng F. The air quality co-benefit of coal control strategy in China, Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 2018,129: 373-382. (SCI)
 Yang X, Teng F, Xi X, Khayrullin E, Zhang Q. Cost–benefit analysis of China’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions based on carbon marginal cost curves. Applied Energy. 2018, 227:415-425. (SCI)  Yang X, Xi X, Guo S, Lin W, Feng X. Carbon Mitigation Pathway Evaluation and Environmental Benefit Analysis of Mitigation Technologies in China’s Petrochemical and Chemical Industry. Energies. 2018, 11(12):3331-3345. (SCI)
 Yang X, Wan H, Zhang Q, Zhou J, Chen S. A scenario analysis of oil and gas consumption in China to 2030 considering the peak CO2 emission constraint. Petroleum Science, 2016,13:370–383. (SCI)
 Yang X, Xi X, Lin W, Guo S, Feng X, Gilmore E. Evaluation of environmental health benefts of China’s building energy conservation policies: an integrated assessment on national and provincial levels. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 2018, 28(3):215-239 (SCI)
 Yang X,Teng F, Wang X, Zhang Q. System optimization and co-benefit analysis of China’s deep-carbonization effort towards its INDC target. Energy Procedia, 2017, 105: 3314-3319.
 Yang X, Teng F, Wang G. Incorporating environmental co-benefits into climate policies: A regional study of the cement industry in China. Applied Energy. 2013, 112: 1446-1453 (SCI)
 Yang X, Teng F, Wang G. Quantifying co-benefit potentials in the Chinese cement sector during 12th Five Year Plan: an analysis based on marginal abatement cost with monetized environmental effect. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2013, 58: 102-111. (SCI)