The 26 Degrees Campaign: Saving Energy
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In recent years economic growth in China has outstripped its electrical power generating capacity, leading to shortages from 2003 to 2005 in cities throughout the country. Widespread use of air-conditioning has created acute shortages in recent summers. In 2004 six NGOs met the crisis head-on by initiating the “26°C (78.8°F)…

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Qiao, Liming and Wang, Peng, “The 26 Degrees Campaign: Saving Energy”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 13 December 2017 <>

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