G20 Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures

China

Description: The 12th Five-Year Plan aims to reduce energy intensity by 16% over 2011-2015 (25% for steel producers, 18% for non-ferrous metals, 8% for coal-fired power plants and 3% for cement production). To achieve the goal for non-ferrous metals, for example, the Government will phase out obsolete smelting & refining capacity. The 2011 target of reducing energy intensity by 3.5% was not achieved, with the country achieving a reduction of just 2%. For 2012-2017, the objective for industrial energy efficiency could be a reduction of 20%. Over the second half of the 12th Five-Year Plan (mid-2012 to 2015), China plans to invest US$ 375bn to conserve energy and launch anti-pollution and CO2 emissions reduction projects, as part of a push to cut its coal consumption; US$ 155bn should go to energy efficiency projects and US$ 294bn to renewables.
National energy efficiency target: Reduce energy intensity by 16% over 2011-2015 (25% for steel producers, 18% for non-ferrous metals, 8% for coal-fired power plants and 3% for cement production). For 2012-2017, the objective for industrial energy efficiency could be a reduction of 20%.
Target year: 2015, 2017
Source: Enerdata-Global Energy Research