Friday, April 2, 2010

Progress on China's 2005-2010 Energy Intensity Target

Stephen Howes provides an update on China's progress on its energy intensity goal. This goal was always very ambitious just like China's goal of reducing emissions intensity by 40-45% by 2020 is very ambitious. The modest progress made so far on the energy intensity goal does not bode well for China meeting the emissions intensity goal either, though they could surprise us. This was one of my messages at a presentation I gave yesterday at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

On the other hand, it looks like China may be preparing to claim that the energy intensity goal has been met but a clear explanation would be needed.

No comments:

Post a Comment