It is reported that China is poised to soon release detailed plans on ensuring that its goal for reducing carbon intensity from 2011 to 2015 is attainable.
Reports suggest that it has started looking at technical options for cutting carbon dioxide emissions after 2020.
The China Daily quoted Xie Zhenhua, vice-minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), as saying that a comprehensive plan to allow China to meet its objective, laid out in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), of reducing carbon intensity by 17 percent reduction will be released soon.
China has reportedly set a target to cut its energy intensity by 16 percent and reduce its carbon intensity by 17 percent from 2011 to 2015.
"The targets surely need to be handed over to local governments, and a specialized blueprint for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions is a necessity," Su Wei, Director-General of the Department of Climate Change of the NDRC said.
China has set targets to boost its non-fossil-fuel use to 15 percent of energy consumption by 2020, and reports suggest that many inefficient coal-fired power plants in the country have been shut down.