China, U.S. ink green energy deals

11:02, May 27, 2010      

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An employee cleans solar panels at a power plant in Dunhuang, Gansu province.(Source: China Daily)

China and the United States on Wednesday signed eight green energy deals to enhance cooperation in the sector, a move analysts said would set examples for global collaboration in increasing energy efficiency and protecting environment.

The eight deals include aviation biofuel, distributed energy systems using natural gas as fuel, smart meters and cellulosic ethanol. Neither side disclosed the financial details of the deals.

As the world's two largest energy consumers, China and the US will also join hands for renewable energy development, said Zhang Guobao, head of National Energy Administration (NEA), adding that China will keep an open mind to develop the renewable energy sector.

The two countries have big potential for collaboration in the area, said Zhang. "The US has advanced technology, and China has a huge market."

The US and China will "take every angle" to ensure their cooperation in energy and environment, said US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

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