China vows to reduce emissions

By (Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-03-05 10:14

China will continue its drive of energy saving, emissions reduction, ecosystems preservation, and environment protection in 2009, Premier Wen Jiabao said in Beijing Thursday.

The government will emphasize energy conservation in the three key areas of industry, transportation and construction, Wen told nearly 3,000 lawmakers in a report at the annual session of the National People's Congress.

Wen gave out a set of measures to achieve environment protection, ranging from energy conservation, clean energy, to pollution prevention.

"We will implement energy-conserving measures for power generators, boilers, automobiles, air-conditioners and lighting products," said Wen, adding that the government will strictly enforce the monitoring system for energy conservation and emissions reduction.

He also called for government-affiliated enterprises and institutions to play an exemplary role in energy conservation and emissions reduction.