China Releases 12th Five-Year Plan for Energy Saving and Emission Reduction

By Dezan Shira & Associates

Posted: 6th September 2012 09:11

China’s State Council released the “Circular of the State Council on the Printing and Distribution of the 12th Five-Year Plan for Energy Saving and Emission Reduction (guofa [2012] No.40, hereinafter referred to as ‘Circular’)” on August 8, 2012, aiming to transform the mode of economic development, establish an energy-saving and environmentally-friendly society, and strengthen the capacity of sustainable development.

The Circular lays out the current situation of energy-saving and emission reduction in China and sets out the key development objectives for the 12th Five-Year Plan period; moreover, it puts forward the main tasks and key development projects for the period.
The current situation

During the 11th Five-Year Plan period, energy-saving and emission reduction made significant progress, specifically:
Key developments by 2015
Main tasks during the 12th Five-Year Period

As provided by the Circular, there are three main tasks for the 12th Five-Year plan period, which are:

Adjusting and optimizing the industry structure Improving the level of energy efficiency
Strengthening the emission reduction of major pollutants
Key energy-saving and emission reduction projects

The Circular specially emphasizes the development of the following 10 projects during the 12th Five-Year plan period:

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