China to Favor ‘Green’ Government Officials – Kyodo
The Chinese government is setting a new incentive system to get local officials to act green. From Kyodo:
China’s government is setting up a system to link officials’ career prospects with their success in helping to protect the environment and reduce energy use, state media reported Tuesday.
The move comes after every provincial and local government except Beijing was found recently to have failed to meet environmental protection and energy-saving targets set by the central government, the China Daily reported. [Full text]
See also National promotion for green vehicles from Jongo News. For the 2008 Olympics, 50 “zero pollution” buses powered by lithium-cell batteries will be used as shuttles.