Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Energy in focus: China's energy consumption per unit of GDP continues to fall reports Xinhua

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China's energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) value continued to fall last year, as a result of the country's efforts to make energy use more efficient and cut pollution, official figures show.

The energy consumption for every 10,000 yuan (1,429 U.S. dollars) of China's GDP stood at 1.16 tonnes of coal equivalent in2007, down 3.66 percent from the year 2006, the National Bureau of Statistics, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and National Energy Administration under the NDRC said in a statement Monday.


Beijing saw the energy use per unit of GDP shrink 6.04 percent last year, the biggest drop among all provincial jurisdictions, as the Chinese capital strove for energy efficiency and clean environment ahead of the Olympics.

China has set a target of reducing energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20 percent and major pollutant emission by 10 percent by the year 2010 from the levels in 2005.

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