China’s energy consumption reduction target

The Chinese government have set a target for reducing energy consumption. China is a vast country, with plenty of coal reserves but little other fossil fuel. It has been growing its economy aggressively and the growth has been dependent upon energy use. It is no surprise that China is seeking to reduce energy use, and its target of reduction – 15% – is expressed in terms of a reduction of energy consumption per unit of GDP and the ambitious 15% reduction is targeted for 2015. Continue reading