China Europe Energy Conference
2010/07/23
 

The 6th China-Europe Energy Conference, co-sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the EU, was held July 6-7, 2010 in Shanghai. WAN Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, and Günther Oettinger, EU Energy Commissioner, made their remarks at the opening ceremony. WAN spoke about the deployment made by the Chinese government in developing and diffusion energy efficiency and emission reduction technologies and associated accomplishments. He thought highly of the energy cooperation between China and the EU, and wished the collaboration would go further and deeper, including strengthening joint basic researches in the area, escalating investment and collaboration in the area of new and high technologies, accelerating the spin-off of energy findings, and facilitating clean energy technology transfer. Oettinger made a positive response to WAN's remarks, saying that he would promote the energy cooperation between China and the EU, and render due contributions to securing the needed energy supply and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

 

Participants discussed technological and industrial collaborations in three major areas, including renewable energy, intelligent power grid, and clean automobile, based on the topics of adaptation to climate change impacts through energy efficiency and emission reduction, and nurturing new strategic industries in the post financial crisis period. After the conference, European participants visited Chinese businesses in Jiangsu Province.    
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