Briefs: China

China aims to save 75 TWh of power consumption per year - the equivalent of 75 million tonnes of CO2e by promoting energy-efficient air conditioners and other home appliances. The National Development and Reform Commission has detailed the first types of air conditioners whose sales would be subsidised by 300 to 850 RMB (30-85 €) by the government. It would make it possible to save up to 6 TWh a year if their market share rises to over 30% from the current 5%. According to the Commission, air conditioning consumes 20% of China's power and accounts for nearly 40% during peak demand time in the summer in Chinese cities.