China pushes for energy conservancy plan


Updated Tue, 07 Jun 2005 00:00:00 GMT

The State Development and Reform Commission has introduced ten major programmes to address pressing problems in the energy resources sector.

The commission pointed out that the core of the concept is to strike a balance between energy consumption and conservation of limited energy resources in the country.

For the first time, priority was given to the conservation of energy resources in the economic development of the country.

The ten major programmes proposed by the State Development and Reform Commission include seeking substitute energy sources for oil, overhauling the coal-fueled boilers widely used in heavy industries, and introducing environment-friendly construction materials.

The State Development and Reform Commission hopes to save as much as 240 million tons of standard coal in the coming five years, if the proposed plans go well. However, coal will be still the major fuel in the national industrial development structure, and China can produce 94 percent of the energy resources it needs.