The 12th Five-Year Development Plan for Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Industry Is Relea

Source:Wasion group Author:admin Date:2012/8/6 10:22:43

The State Council lately issued the 12th Five-Year Development Plan for Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Industry (hereinafter referred to as the Plan) and required all localities and departments to implement strictly, according to www.gov.cn on June 29, 2012.

As the Plan points out, energy saving and environmental protection industry in China is very promising. It is estimated that the potential energy conservation that is technologically feasible and economically reasonable will exceed 400 million tons of standard coal by 2015, attracting over 1 trillion Yuan investment; that the output value of energy saving services will surpass 300 billion Yuan; that there will a huge market for industrial waste recycling; and that investment in construction of facilities for urban sewage and waste treatment, and desulphurization and denitrification will be more than 800 billion Yuan, and the total output value of environmental services will reach 500 billion Yuan.

The Plan outlines the overall objectives for the development of energy saving and environmental protection industry during the 12th Five-Year period. It is anticipated that the output value of the energy saving and environmental protection industry will grow at an average of 15% or above year on year in the following years till 2015, by then, the output value is expected to reach 4.5 trillion Yuan, and the increased value will account for about 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By 2015, the market share of efficient and energy-saving products will grow from 10% at present to over 30%; sales of energy-saving service industry that adopts energy management contract mechanisms will maintain an annual growth of 30%.

The Plan defines a handful of key projects in the development of energy saving and environmental protection industry during the 12th Five-Year period, including major project for commercialization of energy-saving technologies and equipment, semiconductor illumination commercialization and application project, “Urban Mines” demonstration project, remanufacturing commercialization project, industry waste recycling project, major demonstration project for commercialization of environmental protection technology, equipment and products, project for the construction of seawater desalination industrial bases, and incubation project for energy-saving and environmental protection service industry.

The Plan offers policy measures for the development of energy saving and environmental protection industry during the 12th Five-Year period, including improving pricing, charging and land policies, and imposing penalty electricity prices for enterprises and products whose energy consumption exceeds standards for energy consumption (electricity consumption) per unit of product as formulated by the nation and localities; increasing fiscal and taxation policy support, allocating state revenue as fund for the development of energy conservation, emission reduction and circular economy, reforming resource taxes comprehensively, and actively promoting reforms of environmental taxes and charges; strictly implementing law enforcement, supervision and check in energy conservation and environmental protection, seriously investigating and prosecuting various behaviors in violation of laws and regulations, and increasing punishment.


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