White paper on energy policies issued

Updated: 2007-12-26 10:05

The paper says China is a responsible developing country and it attaches great importance to environmental protection and prevention of global climate change.

To coordinate energy and environmental development, the paper says, China will make great efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions, fight ecological destruction and environmental pollution, prevent motor vehicle emission pollution and exercise strict environmental management of energy projects.

It will also push forward structural adjustment, improve energy conservation in industry, launch energy-saving projects and advocate energy conservation in society in effort to promote all-round energy conservation.

"China gives top priority to developing renewable energy," the paper says.

It adds the country will also develop the coal industry in an orderly way, actively developing electric power, expediting the development of oil and gas and improving energy development in rural areas.

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