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China announces 5-year green development plan for industries | WSAU News / Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Industry on Friday unveiled a five-year plan to go green for the country’s industries, pledging to reduce carbon emissions and pollutants as well as promote emerging industries to achieve their commitment to a carbon peak by 2030.

The world’s leading greenhouse gas emitter is aiming to have its carbon emissions peak by 2030 and become “carbon neutral” by 2060.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) reiterated its goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 18 percent and energy intensity by 13.5% by 2025, according to a plan that covers the period 2021-2025.

It also said it would strictly control capacity in the steel, cement, aluminum and other sectors.

MIIT says it will increase clean energy consumption and encourage the use of hydrogen energy, biofuels and waste-derived fuels in the steel, cement, chemical and other industries.

The ministry also said the plan also aims to promote the “rational” extraction of mineral resources such as iron ore and non-ferrous metals, and to develop the use of recycled sources.

(Reporting by Min Zhang and Dominique Patton; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa)

https://wsau.com/2021/12/02/china-releases-five-year-green-development-plan-for-industrial-sectors/ China announces 5-year green development plan for industries | WSAU News / Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM

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