Can China Tighten Energy Intensity Targets?

The Wall Street Journal published a piece this week on China’s aim to further reduce energy consumption by energy-intensive industries in China. The effort is focused particularly on energy-intensive manufacturing facilities such as steel and textiles, and aims to help phase out obsolete facilities.

This is just one of a series of moves over the past several years that signal China’s commitment to curbing emissions and increasing efficiency in the face of rising energy consumption. For a succinct overview of China’s current clean energy policies, The Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program has published a summary of these policies.