Energy saving and consumption reduction is the only way to build a resource-saving and environment-friendly city, and is also an important focus for Zhuhai to further promote the structural reform of the supply side. In 2016, Zhuhai increased its ability to eliminate backward production, strengthened energy conservation management, the growth rate of comprehensive energy consumption in the whole city fell back, the rate of energy consumption per unit GDP exceeded the annual task, and the 13th Five-Year Plan achieved a good start in energy conservation and consumption reduction.
According to the 13th Five-Year Plan, the energy consumption per unit GDP of Zhuhai City decreased by 17.6%, with an average annual decrease of 3.8%. In terms of unit consumption, the energy consumption of 10,000 yuan GDP in Zhuhai has reached an advanced level. In order to accomplish the objectives and tasks, high requirements have been put forward for Zhuhai's economic development model and industrial restructuring.
Since last year, according to the requirements of the Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government, the Municipal Science, Technology and Information Department has actively strengthened inter-departmental working contacts, strengthened energy-saving monitoring and taken a number of measures to ensure the completion of the year-round task. On the one hand, we will promote the implementation of the target responsibility system for energy conservation and consumption reduction in all districts (functional areas), issue warning notices to those districts whose energy conservation targets are not satisfactory, and strengthen work supervision. On the other hand, enterprises with annual comprehensive energy consumption of more than 1000 tons of standard coal will be included in the supervision, energy-saving target tasks will be formulated, and key enterprises will be monitored and assessed.
At the same time, municipal science, technology and telecommunications departments also actively organize and implement key energy-saving and emission reduction projects. More than 20 million municipal and district financial funds were invested in energy conservation and consumption reduction throughout the year. At the same time, energy conservation work was extended to key areas such as buildings, public institutions, transportation and so on, creating a good atmosphere for energy conservation and consumption reduction in the whole society.
The data show that in 2016, the total energy consumption of the city reached 8.088 million tons of standard coal, an increase of 4.27% year on year, and the growth rate fell by 2.67 percentage points compared with the previous year. The energy consumption per unit GDP of the whole city decreased by 3.94% year on year, exceeding the annual target set by the provincial government of Zhuhai for a decrease of 3.5% in 2016 and the target of an annual decrease of 3.8% in the 13th Five-Year Plan.
The responsible person of the Municipal Bureau of Science, Industry and Information Technology introduced that the decline in industrial energy consumption was the main reason for Zhuhai's better energy-saving target last year. In 2016, the total energy consumption (equivalent value) of industries above the scale was 5.675 million tons of standard coal, down 1.64% year on year, and the growth rate dropped 9.18 percentage points year on year. In terms of sub-industries, 18 of the 33 major industries with energy consumption fell year on year, of which the production and supply of electricity, gas and water accounted for 29.527 million tons of standard coal, down 5.38% year on year.
It is worth mentioning that the comprehensive energy consumption of Zhuhai's high-energy-consuming industries also declined slightly last year. The total energy consumption of the six high-energy-consuming industries, accounting for 80.58% of the total energy consumption of industry, is 4.573 million tons of standard coal, down 0.76% from the same period last year. Energy consumption in three of the six high-energy-consuming industries has declined.
Meanwhile, the growth rate of non-industrial electricity consumption in Zhuhai City fell month by month last year. In 2016, the city's non-industrial electricity consumption was 6.239 billion kWh, up 9.28% year-on-year, and the growth rate fell by 4.59 percentage points year-on-year. Among them, the growth of electricity consumption in commercial accommodation and catering industry is the main factor.
In the long run, the industrial structure of a region is the main determinant of energy consumption per unit GDP, according to the relevant person in charge of the Municipal Bureau of Science, Technology, Industry and Information Technology. Improving the quality of industrial development and reducing the high dependence of industrial growth on resources and energy are urgent and long-term measures for energy conservation and consumption reduction.
In 2017, the Municipal Science, Technology, Industry and Telecommunications Department will make greater efforts to promote industrial upgrading, encourage scientific and technological innovation, strictly control project access, vigorously develop clean energy, vigorously develop circular economy, strengthen the monitoring work of key energy-consuming enterprises, and implement national energy-saving actions. To ensure that the target of energy consumption per unit GDP will be reduced by 2017. (Source: Zhuhai Special Zone Daily)