China ramps up efficiency drive, eyes fuel tax

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By Emma Graham-Harrison BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) - China, struggling to meet energy efficiency targets, has ramped up its conservation drive with pledges from regional governments and top firms to cut usage and a renewed push toward a long-touted fuel tax. The energy-policy setting National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) held a top-level meeting on Wednesday to discuss progress towards a goal of making a 20 percent cut by 2010 in the energy consumed to generate each unit of ...

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