China, U.S. call for stronger energy cooperation

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Tuesday called for stronger energy cooperation between the two countries.

At a meeting in Beijing, Li said China and the United States had broad agreement and a common interest in maintaining energy security and promoting the development of clean energy.

He said the fast growth of China’s new energy industry provided great opportunities for foreign companies.

Li hoped the two sides would strengthen communication and exchanges, deepen pragmatic cooperation in energy, and expand their clean energy cooperation.

Chu said the United States attached importance to energy cooperation with China and would endeavor to promote bilateral programs.

He called for joint efforts from the two sides in construction of a clean energy research center, and hoped they would promote joint research and development, and technology innovation.

China to build 10.8-mln-KW wind power farm in Xinjiang’s Hami in 5 years

China will build a 10.8-million-KW wind power farm in Hami in the far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region within five years, a local official said Thursday.

As a matter of comparison, the installed wind power capacity in Hami was only 100,000 KW last year, said Guan Baili, deputy secretary general of the Hami Prefecture Committee of the Communist Party of China.

A 200,000-KW wind power project of China Huadian Corporation has just passed the preliminary review by the local environmental protection bureau. This is just part of a 2-million-KW wind power farm to be built by ten power companies in southeast of Hami.

The potential wind power in Hami is estimated at 75 million KW, accounting for approximately 60 percent of Xinjiang’s total.

The wind power boom came as the Chinese government seeks to use more clean energy to reduce over-reliance on electricity generated by polluting coal.

China also plans to build another six 10-million-KW wind power farms by 2020. The seven bases, including Hami, will have a combined capacity of 90 million KW by 2020, accounting for 60 percent of the country’s total.

China will build a 10.8-million-KW wind power farm in Hami in the far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region within five years, a local official said Thursday.

As a matter of comparison, the installed wind power capacity in Hami was only 100,000 KW last year, said Guan Baili, deputy secretary general of the Hami Prefecture Committee of the Communist Party of China.

A 200,000-KW wind power project of China Huadian Corporation has just passed the preliminary review by the local environmental protection bureau. This is just part of a 2-million-KW wind power farm to be built by ten power companies in southeast of Hami.

The potential wind power in Hami is estimated at 75 million KW, accounting for approximately 60 percent of Xinjiang’s total.

The wind power boom came as the Chinese government seeks to use more clean energy to reduce over-reliance on electricity generated by polluting coal.

China also plans to build another six 10-million-KW wind power farms by 2020. The seven bases, including Hami, will have a combined capacity of 90 million KW by 2020, accounting for 60 percent of the country’s total.