China releases green goals for 2011

China's resource conservation and environmental protection goals for 2011 were released by the National Development and Reform Commission on Tuesday, and related regulations are likely to be announced soon, the Shanghai Securities Times reported.
The country intends to reduce its energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product by 3.5 percent compared to 2010, and the water consumption per 10,000 yuan of industrial value-added output is set to see a 7 percent year-on-year dip, the report said, adding that both goals were higher than market expectations.

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