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e 101 Tower wer●e switched of◆f at 8:00 pm. Over ○900,000 Taipei● citizens too〓k part in the ●campaign, savi●ng 280,000 kwh ●of electrici○ty in an hour. ○On September 1, 200〓7, the nati○onal energy conser〓vation and〓 emissions■ reduction campai●gn was officia○lly launched in th●e Great Hall of t●he People. Vi◆ce Premier Zeng Pei■yan delivered an i■mportant speech at〓 the launch.A●s the end consum〓ers of energy, the ●public鈥檚 participa〓tion in energy ■conservation i●s vital. Al○though Chi○na is rich in〓 resources, due to■ its large〓 population,○ the average amoun●t of resources per ●capita is ex○tremely low. With in◆creased urba●nization, energy co●nsumption by peop●le accounts ■for a greater 〓proportion of China◆鈥檚 total en■ergy consumpt◆ion. 42% of China鈥檚● population now 〓lives in ci○ties. By 2020,■ this figure wi■ll rise to 55 - 6○0%. People living● in urban areas c●onsume more◆ energy than t〓hose in rural areas〓. This is ●an enormous c◆hallenge not only● for China but for t〓he world. Compared○ to manufacturing,■ energy, transpo○rtation and◆ other energy◆-intensive indust◆ries, energy〓 consumption of p○eople accounts for ●just a small propor○tion of society's● total energy con○sumption. Ho○wever, the ◆ultimate purpose of■ these ind○ustries is◆ to provide servic◆es to the public. So■ the public■ plays a very○ important role in ●energy conservat◆ion. As Ch○ina's economy matur■es, the public's◆ consumption pat○terns will ■have a more direct ●impact on the■ consumption of 〓resources. In Bei◆jing, there are● more than 3 mi■llion cars, ○most of which● are high em〓ission family ○cars . To co〓mpete for their 〓share of th■e family car■ market, Chin●a鈥檚 10 biggest aut■o manufact〓urers have ■recently begun to○ produce and ●promote luxury● cars with ■high emission■s. This sh●ows that the〓 public鈥檚 tra◆vel habits● have a direc◆t impact on the aut◆omobile ind●ustry鈥檚 ener●gy consumption. ■Similarly, the p●ublic鈥檚 nee○d for housing also h●as a direct i■mpact on t●he construction〓 sector鈥檚 ene〓rgy consumption.A■t 9:00 on March 2〓3, 2008, in○ front of a◆ big shopping ●mall in Bei〓jing, a group o●f environmental● volunteers ○received a■ simple training s○ession bef◆ore promoting ●the energy-e●fficiency label.Ch○ina has extended its◆ rural subsidy sche〓me for home appli◆ance purchases in an● effort to● boost rural consum■ption. The first do◆cument of the year■ issued join◆tly by the St○ate Council and the ◆Central Committee of〓 the Communist〓 Party of Chin●a has forecast that● subsidies worth 10 ◆billion yuan will be〓 allocated ■to the rural home ap○pliance projec◆t. It is expected ●to drive u■p rural consumpti■on.The Chines〓e government will pr◆ovide a 13 perc〓ent subsidy to al○l rural buy◆ers of home 〓appliances, includi○ng color TVs, ref〓ri