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China Sets Emission-Reduction Target for 2011

10:50 AM MDT | March 29, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that the country will aim to cut carbon emission and energy intensity in industrial production in 2011, for developing a greener economy. China aims to reduce energy use and carbon emissions per unit of industrial value-added output by 4% this year, compared to 2010 levels. Water use per unit of industrial value-added output will be slashed by 7% this year. The cuts are part of the country's wider plan to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions per unit of industrial value-added output by 18% by 2015. The government also pledged...

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