China issues guideline on green development in urban, rural areas

The general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have issued a guideline underpinning green development in urban and rural areas. The guideline sets a target that by 2025 the institutional mechanisms and policy systems for green development in urban and rural areas will be basically established. The country will also make substantial progress on the green transformation of construction and solidly advance carbon reduction during the period, according to the guideline. Incidence of “urban diseases” should be reduced, the quality of ecology and environment improved and green lifestyle widely promoted, it says. It … Continue reading China issues guideline on green development in urban, rural areas

China sets 2025 efficiency goals for energy-intensive industries

BEIJING :China’s government said on Thursday energy-intensive industries like steel, aluminium, cement and oil refining should ensure that more than 30per cent of their production capacity meets tighter energy efficiency standards by 2025. The goals, published on the website of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), have been set to put China on track to meet its pledge to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060. By 2030, the government will further lift energy efficiency standards and expects a greater percentage of companies to conform to these, said the statement, which was jointly issued by … Continue reading China sets 2025 efficiency goals for energy-intensive industries