26408437953_c54699308a_zChina is a country that plans on achieving environmental sustainability by the end of the year 2020. The Republic of China started a five-year flagship project in 2016 to see to it that this great nation becomes environmentally sustainable by advocating for clean energy especially in the steel industry. With the steel industry being one of the largest manufacture corporations and China, the country’s leadership felt that there was a need to cut down on emissions, so as to help curb the adverse effects of global warming.

Rationale For Use Of Sustainable Energy

China is a country that has dominated global markets in the manufacture of products, including steel, for the better half of the last century. For this reason, a lot of carbon pollutants have been released into the atmosphere thus causing serious harm to the natural environment. It is only recently that China experienced another smog catastrophe, mainly because of pollution.

Also, a majority of Western countries have pressured China to adjust its steel production methods so as to help reduce the rate at which global warming is spreading. To this end, China felt that the time had reached for it to curb pollution by advocating for clean energy.

Effects Of Clean Energy To Steel Production In China

The current reduction in carbon emission in China stands at eighteen percent, a figure that is projected to increase to about forty-eight percent by the end of 2020. Since the steel industry requires a lot of energy input so as to run smoothly, the Chinese government has diversified its efforts in looking for alternative sources of energy. These sources are solar, and wind power which and are entirely green in nature. The level of green power usage in China is astonishing and has even ranked this wonderful country as the leading user of sustainable energy in the world.

To help ease on environmental pollution, China has started minimizing the amount of steel produced per given year. Also, the use of coal as a source of fuel during steel manufacture has tremendously decreased, with the use of coal being projected to come to an end in 2020. Presently, monitoring of steel producing companies happens on a daily basis with strict regulations being put in place to streamline this industry.

As a move to encourage clean energy, China aims at selling most of its steel in the local markets. Selling these alloy in the local markets rather that in international markets will ease the pressure that comes with overproduction of these commodity and in the long run, help decrease the release rate of carbon emissions to the environment.

As a result of the reduction in steel production, China has realized economic growth since it now spends less money to curb pollution.


In future, the world will achieve a decline of steel. This reduction will come about because China produces more than half of the world’s steel today. As a result of this, carbon emissions will have reduced to half their present amount today thus lessening the risk of China experiencing another smog disaster in future. Besides, air quality in China and its environs will improve tremendously thus encouraging the growth of flora and fauna. Thus, the clean energy pledge by China is a bold move, something that other countries should emulate.