China is saying NO to "dirty" economic growth patterns

Almost six months have passed since the release of the 12th Five-Year Plan – China’s overarching social and economic development guide for the 2011-15 period – and none of the specific sectoral development plans have been unveiled. Among them, the specific energy development plan has attracted the most attention due to the fact that a dual-target control system, with binding goals for both energy intensity and total energy consumption, will be used to ensure the country’s transition to a more environmentally-friendly economy.

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carbon intensity, China, Climate Change, energy intensity, GDP, local municipalities, national government, renewable energy, sustainable development, total energy consumption