More Energy Consuming Industries in China – CCTV
Despite China’s efforts to reduce its energy consumption, officials are concerned that cheap steel and concrete production are damaging the environment.
China’s top planning body has released figures showing rapid growth so far this year in several high-energy consuming and polluting industries.
Statistics show more-than-20-percent growth rates for steel, construction materials, non-ferrous metal and chemical industries, from January to May of this year. And investment in the cement industries has spiked by a dramatic 54 percent. Steel exports, generally discouraged by the government, have risen by as much as 116 percent. [Full Text]