In the current Chinese economy, the growth of energy consumption remains higher than that of GDP. In this regard, the Chinese government has decided to take measures to save more energy.
An official from the National Development and Reform Commission said on July 25 in Beijing that industrial sectors that consume a lot of energy occupy a large part of the industrial fabric; their equipment is also devoid of advanced techniques, which consume less energy. These are all factors that have caused very high levels of energy consumption per unit of GDP in some Chinese regions, particularly in the west. He said that the authorities, as a whole, must promote the emergence of an industrial fabric which, overall, consumes little energy, in particular by eliminating highly polluting and overly energy-intensive companies. It is also about deepening the techniques of saving energy, ensuring tight controls when implementing new programs that consume a lot of energy, while improving regulations and streamlining operations. industrial, in order to protect the environment.
The energy shortage has become a weak point in China's economic and social development. At the same time, energy efficiency remains relatively low. The Chinese government has set the goal of reducing energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20% by 2010.