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Energy saving and emission reduction revolutionizing China's environmental protection
Wang, Qiang1,2,3; Chen, Yong2
AbstractGreat pressure to curb carbon emission and increased need for energy have forced China to develop an "energy saving and emission reduction" (ESER) plan. ESER has become China's basic national policy, and a guideline for China's energy and environmental issues during the 11th Five-Years Plan (2006-2010). ESER represents a recalibration of China's economic model, moving away from growth-at-all-cost in favor of a more "balanced and sustainable" output. In 2007, China's GDP grew by 11.4%, but emission of COD and SO(2) decreased by 3.14% and 4.66% respectively compared to 2006, energy consumption for each unit of GDP declined by 3.27% also compared to 2006. ESER is also the engine behind reform of China's traditional administrative system which has always favored economic growth over environmental protection. The ESER accountability system sets green efforts as a decisive factor in determining the career prospects of local leaders. Also, China's State Environmental Protection Agency has been upgraded to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, gaining cabinet status for the first time. A greener future relative to the previous three decades can be anticipated with confidence for China provided that the best practices enunciated by ESER are taken to heart by policymakers. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordEnergy Conservation And Efficiency Environmental Protection Economic Growth Decouple Plan And Policy
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Technology
WOS Subject ExtendedEnergy & Fuels
Indexed BySCI
WOS SubjectEnergy & Fuels
WOS IDWOS:000271279100046
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou Inst Geochem, Guangzhou 510640, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou Inst Energy Convers, Guangzhou 510640, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Wang, Qiang,Chen, Yong. Energy saving and emission reduction revolutionizing China's environmental protection[J]. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS,2010,14(1):535-539.
APA Wang, Qiang,&Chen, Yong.(2010).Energy saving and emission reduction revolutionizing China's environmental protection.RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS,14(1),535-539.
MLA Wang, Qiang,et al."Energy saving and emission reduction revolutionizing China's environmental protection".RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS 14.1(2010):535-539.
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