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China launches sector-specific initiatives for energy conservation, carbon reduction

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China launches sector-specific initiatives for energy conservation, carbon reduction

2024-05-22 03:08 Last Updated At:05:27

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced on Tuesday new sector-specific initiatives aimed at enhancing energy conservation and carbon reduction, underscoring China's commitment to a comprehensive green transformation of its economic and social development.

Speaking at a press briefing, an NDRC spokesperson emphasized the considerable potential for upgrades across various sectors to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Currently, over 60 percent of existing boilers, motors, transformers, and other equipment operate below the levels of advanced efficiency, while more than one-third of existing buildings fall short of national energy-saving standards.

The forthcoming measures will include comprehensive energy efficiency diagnostics and the widespread adoption of advanced technologies, which are expected to steadily decrease energy consumption.

"We must integrate energy-saving and carbon-reduction transformations in key sectors with large-scale equipment upgrades and consumer goods replacement initiatives. We will conduct thorough energy efficiency diagnostics for key energy-consuming units, explore in depth the energy-saving potential in industries, buildings, transportation, and public institutions, and expedite the upgrading of energy-saving and carbon-reduction measures and the renewal of energy-consuming equipment," said NDRC spokesperson Li Chao.

China is planning to enhance the energy-saving review system for fixed-asset investment projects and strengthen both during- and after-implementation supervision.

The government will also accelerate the development and revision of energy-saving standards and improve energy conservation supervision in accordance with the law.

China launches sector-specific initiatives for energy conservation, carbon reduction

China launches sector-specific initiatives for energy conservation, carbon reduction

China's railways carried a total of 337 million tons of freight in May this year, up 2.8 percent year on year, with demand for coal-driven electricity as a driving force behind the movement.

The month saw nearly 71 million tons of freight transported by containers, up 20 percent year on year, according to statistics from China Railway.

According to China Railway, demand for electricity as summer approaches is keeping the railway system at high capacity. To support coal transportation of coal within the country and the export of Xinjiang coal, the average daily loading of coal on railways nationwide remained above 80,000 wagons and 55,000 wagons, respectively.

In international freight transport, China sent a total of 1,724 freight trains to Europe in May, sending 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo, up 14 percent and 13 percent respectively year on year, setting a record for transport volume in a single month.

The China-Laos Railway carried 473,000 tons of cargo across the border in the month, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, along with a surge in fruit and vegetables transported to and from Southeast Asia.

China continues to promote its campaign to shift road freight to rail. Ports across the country are improving ship-to-train transshipment solutions with an average of 33,600 wagons transshipped per day, up 15.4 percent year-on-year.

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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