Voluntary agreements in the industrial sector in China

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China faces a significant challenge in the years ahead to continue to provide essential materials and products for a rapidly-growing economy while addressing pressing environmental concerns. China's industrial sector is heavily dependent on the country's abundant, yet polluting, coal resources. While tremendous energy conservation and environmental protection achievements were realized in the industrial sector in the past, there remains a great gulf between the China's level of energy efficiency and that of the advanced countries of the world. Internationally, significant energy efficiency improvement in the industrial sector has been realized in a number of countries using an innovative policy mechanism ... continued below

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Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst & Sinton, Jonathan March 31, 2003.

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China faces a significant challenge in the years ahead to continue to provide essential materials and products for a rapidly-growing economy while addressing pressing environmental concerns. China's industrial sector is heavily dependent on the country's abundant, yet polluting, coal resources. While tremendous energy conservation and environmental protection achievements were realized in the industrial sector in the past, there remains a great gulf between the China's level of energy efficiency and that of the advanced countries of the world. Internationally, significant energy efficiency improvement in the industrial sector has been realized in a number of countries using an innovative policy mechanism called Voluntary Agreements. This paper describes international experience with Voluntary Agreements in the industrial sector as well as the development of a pilot program to test the use of such agreements with two steel mills in Shandong Province, China.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--52715
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/835147 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc782724

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Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst & Sinton, Jonathan. Voluntary agreements in the industrial sector in China, report, March 31, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc782724/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.