China's Shift Away From Carbon-Intensive Production Could Make a Big Difference

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China's Shift Away From Carbon-Intensive Production Could Make a Big Difference

by RP Siegel
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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

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There are many forces at play on both sides of the challenge to rein in carbon emissions before it’s too late. Some of the most important, like the plummeting price of oil, or China’s need to protect citizens by reducing air pollution, are not even directed at the problem. Still, they both have enormous impact.

Another such trend is the recent decision by Chinese leaders to initiate a supply side reform in their economy. What this means is that at the beginning of the 13th Five Year Plan, the Chinese want to shift away from a production-based economy to one that is more consumer and service-based.

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RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. He has been published in business and technical journals and has written three books. His third, co-authored with Roger Saillant, is Vapor Trails, an eco-thriller that is being adapted for the big screen. RP is a professional engineer – and a prolific inventor, with 50 patents, numerous awards, and several commercial products. He is president of Rain Mountain LLC and is an active environmental advocate in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. In addition to Justmeans, he writes for Triple Pundit, ThomasNet News, and Energy Viewpoints, occasionally contributing to Mechanical Engineering, Strategy + Business, and Huffington Post.

Keywords: 13th five year plan | Energy | China | Environment | Justmeans | Li Keqiang | Renewable Energy | Responsible Production & Consumption | Xi Jinping | supply side reform

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