China’s economic planner has recently issued a circular, available on their website, that mandates more key industrial sectors to adhere to the established energy efficiency standards set by the authorities.
The purpose of this circular is to provide updated policies regarding benchmark levels for energy efficiency in crucial industrial sectors. It has been jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission along with four other government departments.
The revised list of sectors now includes 11 additional industries, such as ethylene glycol, urea, and titanium dioxide, that are required to meet specific energy efficiency standards. This expands the previous list of 25 sectors, which encompassed areas such as oil refining, coal to coke, and coal to methanol.
China has made ambitious commitments to address climate change, with plans to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. These efforts to expand energy efficiency standards demonstrate the country’s dedication to reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainable industrial practices.