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17.3% energy cut target

China, the world's top energy consumer, will cut the energy used for each dollar of economic output by 17.3 percent from 2011 to 2015, compared with levels in 2010, state media reported on Monday, citing an energy official.

world Updated: Oct 18, 2010 22:18 IST

China, the world's top energy consumer, will cut the energy used for each dollar of economic output by 17.3 percent from 2011 to 2015, compared with levels in 2010, state media reported on Monday, citing an energy official.

The goal is part of an effort to cut energy intensity by 31 per cent by 2020, Huang Li of the National Energy Administration was quoted as saying by local news portal (www.163.com) as well as by state radio. The country plans to cut energy intensity by 16.6 per cent during 2016-2020, Huang reportedly said.

Local governments across China have been struggling to meet the current national target of reducing energy intensity by 20 per cent in the five years from 2005 to the end of this year.