Chinese City and District Representatives meet with California Energy Commission Delegation
Yesterday, a delegation from the United States’ California Energy Commission came to to Changzhou City, Wujin District for an official visit. District leaders Fang Guoqiang, Zang Jianzhong and Ling Guangyao met with the Chairman of the Energy Commission, Robert Weisenmiller.
The California Energy Commission delegation traveled to Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao, ending in Wujin District. The aim of the mission was to promote US-China clean energy technology cooperation, strengthen guidance for energy saving and carbon reduction enterprises and expand business in the Chinese markets.
Vice Mayor Fang Guoqiang stated that the Chinese economy has entered a new normal: a model that must hold fast to the development of a green, low carbon, circular economy. Changzhou and Wujin are promoting and applying new energy resources and advancing innovative practices, including initiating progressive government assessments of new building projects; carrying out household energy efficiency action plans; encouraging enterprises to carry out energy saving renovations; vigorously spreading new energy resources, phasing-out coal power plants and small boilers; and establishing green building demonstration zones; etc. Fang Guoqiang expressed that America has many worthwhile technologies that Changzhou can draw lessons from. He hopes to explore opportunities for cooperation and trade with California in the areas of human capital and science and technology innovation and thereby advance Changzhou’s low carbon model throughout Jiangsu province and the whole country.
Chair Weisenmiller expressed that the two parties face related environmental challenges: air, water, and soil pollution. He hopes to use science and technology to promote an eco-revolution in solar, wind, geothermal and bio-mass energy and collaborate on their large scale manufacture. Weisenmiller said America and China both possess powerful human capital, scientific knowledge and hold tight to a beautiful vision of the future. He stated that California is willing to work with Changzhou to realize sustainable urban development.
Translation by Julia Beabout, PE