…but fails to cut energy use

Gibson, Jane
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/15/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 49, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports on the failure of China to reach its energy-saving and environmental protection goals. A rush to build petrochemical and other heavy industry plants has contributed to an increase in energy-guzzling and polluting industries. Officials had promised to reduce energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 4%, and pollutant emissions by 2%. China's 11th five-year plan pledged to reduce pollutant emissions by 10% and cut energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20%.


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