International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Solutions for Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction in China
MaiAnh VuTran, Ph.D ; Ruiqi Spence

The purpose of this paper is to help people understand the contradiction of economic growth and environmental protection in China. Although there are problems with China’s current energy structure and emission control, the Chinese government has taken significant efforts to solve energy and environmental problems, and achievements have been obtained. Without a reduction in energy intensity since 1978, China would consume three times the energy it does today to sustain its economic growth. For the control of smog, China should optimize energy structure in the long term, and increase the use of high-quality energy in the short term. In other words, China should find a sustainable way to protect the environment while developing its economy. A country which is driven by energy can have a clean environment and protect its resources.

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