BEIJING: China on Monday unveiled a plan to promote green growth in the industrial sector in a bid to help the East Asian country meet its carbon peak goal.
By 2025, the energy consumption of industrial enterprises with an annual business turnover of at least 20 million yuan (about $2.96 million) will decrease 13.5 percent compared with the 2020 level, according to a plan of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Commission, and Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
Efforts will be exerted to promote the optimization and upgrading of industrial structures, curb the blind development of low-level projects with high energy consumption and high emissions, and develop green and low-carbon industries.
By 2030, the proportion of vehicles powered by new and clean energy will reach about 40 percent of all new vehicles, and the carbon dioxide emission intensity of passenger and commercial vehicles will decrease by 25 percent and 20 percent, respectively, compared with levels two years ago.
The plan said digital technologies would be further leveraged to empower the green and low-carbon transformation of the industrial sector, with a faster pace in the application and promotion of digital low-carbon solutions.
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