Energy Conservation High on Chinese Agenda

China is expected to promulgate a law this year to encourage the use of renewable energy, including hydropower, wind power, bio-mass and solar energy.

Published: 22-Jan-2005

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Energy conservation is now high on the Chinese Government's agenda.

In order to better utilize sparse energy resources, the government has drawn up a strategic plan for energy conservation - the China Medium and Long Term Energy Conservation Plan.

Official sources said the implementation of the plan is divided into two phases - the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-10) and the period between 2010 and 2020.


The forecast consumption of coal, nuclear and renewables have been increased from earlier predictions, while petroleum and natural gas consumption are lower.

The United States accounts for 2,544 MW of total installed capacity and 1,914 MW of operation, and the difference is due to a lack of steam due to over-exploitation of the Geysers field in California.


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