China to Step-Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

BLOOMBERG report that China will increase their efforts to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions after suffering record air pollution in Beijing.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission report that this year carbon-trading trials will start and they will target a reduction in energy use per unit of GDP by at least 3.7 percent, while last year saw a reduction of 3.6 percent, with energy intensity falling by 5 percent.
also reveals that the State Council says it may spend 2.37 trillion Yuan ($380 billion) on energy efficiency and reducing emissions over the five years leading up to 2015.

Picture of Smog in Beijing by Bobak (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday 5th March 2013

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