09 Nov '12, 2am

Chinese president Hu Jintao calls for energy saving revolution, says FT

China's outgoing President Hu Jintao has used his keynote speech at the Communist Party Congress to call for a fundamental shift in the way the nation uses resources and a "revolution" in energy efficiency. According to the Financial Times , Hu highlighted the environment as one of China's priorities, alongside the need for political reform, widespread economic growth, and efforts to tackle corruption. FURTHER READING EU strikes back at China with new solar imports probe Exclusive: UN chief urges Obama to renew climate efforts He said the world's largest emitter of CO2 and second biggest economy should sharply cut its energy use, emissions, and release of major pollutants. China has a target to supply 11 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2015 and in 2013 is set to launch seven pilot emissions trading schemes in cities and provinces, covering 700 million tonn...

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