Chinese Premier urges greater energy-saving, emission reductions

08:29, April 29, 2010      

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday called for greater efforts to fulfill the energy-saving and emission reduction goals set out in the nation's 11th Five Year Plan.

According to the plan laid out in 2006, China will cut its per unit GDP energy consumption by 20 percent compared with 2005 levels by the end of 2010.

Relevant departments must work harder to help enterprises close down old and polluting production facilities, he said at a State Council meeting.

The departments must also suspend approval of new projects by enterprises failing to eliminate backward production capacity, he added.


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(Editor:赵晨雁)

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