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China sticks to energy-saving plan

2009-10-31 11:32 BJT

 

The deputy director of National Development and Reform Commission, Xie Zhenhua, says despite the financial crisis bringing difficulties to China's economy, the country is still putting in efforts to combat the challenges that climate change brings.

Xie Zhenhua says China has taken a series of measures to combat climate change. 580 billion yuan is being invested among the government's 4-trillion-yuan stimulus plan.

By the first half of the year the accumulated reduction of energy consumption per GDP unit amounted to 13 percent.

Xie says the government is confident it can achieve its goal of 20 percent between 2006 and 2010.

Xie Zhenhua, deputy director of NDRC, said, "I think, with efforts from all parties, the goal of 20 percent reduction can be achieved in the next year. At least 620 million tonnes of standard coal can be saved and 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide emission will be reduced if the goal is realized."

 

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com