The Definition of Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction

Source:Wasion group Author:admin Date:2012/8/6 10:38:36

Energy conservation and emission reduction is to save energy, and reduce energy consumption and pollutant emissions. It includes two technical fields: energy conservation and emission reduction, which are related and different. Generally speaking, energy conservation will certainly reduce emissions while emission reduction does not necessarily save energy, so emission reduction projects must increase the application of energy-saving technologies to avoid sharp growth of energy consumption caused by one-sided pursuit of emission reduction, and must balance social and environmental benefits.

Energy conservation as defined in the Law of the People's Republic of China on Conserving Energy refers to enhancing management in the use of energy; adopting measures which are technologically feasible, economically rational, andenvironmentally and socially acceptable by reducing consumption, losses, pollutant emissions and waste at every state from production to consumption of energy, in order to use energy more efficiently and rationally. China’s rapidly growing energy consumption and high oil external dependence forced the government to put forward in the beginning of 2006 that: China aims at reducing energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20% and emissions of major pollutants by 10% by 2010. The combination of these two indices is what we say “energy conservation and emission reduction”.