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Energy conservation: A New Investment Opportunity Part II (6)

By Lan Xinzhen (Beijing Review)

08:24, September 12, 2012

Targets in the 12th Five-Year Plan Period

- By 2015, the country's energy consumption per 10,000 yuan of the GDP will be reduced to 0.869 tons of coal equivalent (based on prices in 2005), which is 16 percent lower than the 1.034 tons of coal equivalent in 2010 and 32 percent lower than the 1.276 tons of coal equivalent in 2005. In the 12th Five-Year Plan period, 670 million tons of coal equivalent of energy will be saved.

- In 2015, the country's chemical oxygen demand and emissions of carbon dioxide will be controlled at 23.48 million tons and 20.86 million tons, respectively, 8 percent lower than the 25.52 million tons and 22.68 million tons in 2010.

- Emissions of ammoniacal nitrogen and nitrogen oxides will be controlled at 2.38 million tons and 20.46 million tons respectively, which are 10 percent lower than the 2.64 million tons and 22.74 million tons in 2010.

Progress in the 11th Five-Year Plan Period

- The energy consumption elasticity coefficient dropped to 0.59 from 1.04 in the 10th Five-Year Plan (2001-05) period, saving energy of 630 million tons of coal equivalent.

- Emissions of carbon dioxide were reduced by 1.46 billion tons.

(Source: 12th Five-Year Plan on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction)

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