The first Asia Energy Forum has opened in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province. The forum is focusing on "Energy Revolution: Growth, Green and Cooperation". And it aims to establish a long lasting communication mechanism for sustainable energy development in Asia.
The event will explore efforts in assessing the international energy situation and to find ways for Asian countries to develop their own low-carbon economies.
The deputy director of China's National Energy Administration, Sun Qin, said China as a major energy producer and consumer will continue to rely on itself for its energy supply. He said the country attaches great importance to the development of clean and renewable energy, and it is expected to finish its new energy development plan within the year. The development of technology for clean coal will be an important part of the plan.