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Forum on low-carbon development held in Shanxi

By Su Ruisheng and Zhang Yu ( Updated: 2016-09-13 17:30

A forum on low-carbon development was held recently in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in order to share ideas about low-carbon development among participants from all over the world.

Opening on Wednesday, the 2016 Taiyuan Energy & Low-carbon Development Forum aims to promote structural reform in coal consumption and to develop a low-carbon lifestyle.

More than 200 representatives from 30 countries and regions participated in the forum and gave their opinions on the theme of "Green development, low-carbon transition, innovation and win-win cooperation".

Carlo Rubbia, professor at University of Pavia in Italy who was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984, said low-carbon energy can substitute coal to lessen carbon emissions.

Shanxi, one of the major provinces in China with rich energy resources, is already on moving towards low-carbon energy development.

He Tiancai, chairman of Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group (JAMG), emphasized the importance of coal bed gas. According to He, Shanxi's CBM covers 15 trillion cubic meters, accounting for almost one third of the country's reserves and equivalent to 1.2 billion tons of coal.

"The utilization of CBM will improve the safety of coal production and reduce carbon emissions," he said.

During the three-day forum, the China International Energy Industry Expo was also held at Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center.

The Expo set up 8 exhibition areas, covering 36,000 square meters.

A dozen countries displayed their new technologies and achievements in the development of the coal industry and green low-carbon industry.

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