China Reiterates Resolve to Meet 5-Year Energy-Intensity Reduction Goal

China must meet its energy intensity reduction target for the five years ending 2010, Xie Zhenhua, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said in a statement on the government agency’s website today. The Chinese government will face “enormous pressure” at the Mexico climate talks at the end of this year if the goal isn’t achieved, Xie said in the statement, without elaborating.

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