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China's steelmakers get 5 more years to reach peak carbon output

Industry riding high but bracing for tighter pollution targets

China's steel sector emits about 1.8 billion tons of carbon each year, about 15% of the national total, making it China's second-largest emitter.   © Reuters

China has scrapped an ambitious push for its steel industry to reach maximum carbon emissions by 2025, pushing the deadline back five years in final guidelines published this week.

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