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Expo focuses on green, low-carbon energy

China Daily, September 19, 2014 Adjust font size:

The 5th China (Taiyuan) International Energy Industry Expo opened at the China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center on Sept 16, with the theme of "green energy, low-carbon energy".

Jointly organized by the Shanxi government, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Energy Administration, the Expo aims to provide a platform for promoting energy reform and encouraging clean and low-carbon development of energy systems in China. It attracted more than 230 Fortune 500 companies, universities, investment organizations and research institutes from home and abroad.

Compared to previous exhibitions, the 5th Expo is distinguished by offering online exhibitions featuring six areas -- coal and coal-bed methane, petroleum and natural gas, thermal power and related equipment, water energy and hydropower, nuclear energy and nuclear power, and new energy area. It enables online and offline negotiation and cooperation with publicity, exhibition, trade matchmaking and statistics functions.

A low-carbon development summit forum, themed "low-carbon development of high-carbon resources, green development of black coal", was also held as part of the exhibition on Sept 16. Speeches were given by Li Xiaopeng, Shanxi provincial governor; Lawrence Bloom, former Chairman of the UN Environmental Program; Eric S. Maskin, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics; Liu Yanhua, State Department counselor; and former vice-minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Fei Weiyang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Initiated in 2007, The China International Energy Industry Expo is the only state-level international and professional exhibition by China in the energy industry.

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