05 Apr '11, 9am

Developing Countries Outlined Details on Their Commitments to Reduce their Global Warming Pollution

Developing Countries Outlined Details on Their Commitments to Reduce their Global Warming Pollution

Phase-out of small scale electricity plants equivalent to almost 60 GW (note: we believe this value is larger with recent phase-outs that occurred in 2010) and phased-out small-scale cement, iron steel, and other energy-intensive industries; Adopted mandatory minimum energy efficiency standards for most residential and commercial appliances (these are being expanded every year); Vehicle efficiency standards which are more aggressive than some developed countries; Differential electricity pricing that makes electricity more expensive for restricted and eliminated enterprises in certain energy-intensive industries (e.g., iron and steel and cement); Providing subsidies for energy saving air conditioners which has significantly increased the increased the market share of high efficiency air conditioning units; Incentives for the use of energy saving lamps which have resulted i...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jschmidt/developing_cou...

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