ENERGY USE AND END-USE EFFICIENCY

  • Increase investment and trade in advanced energy efficiency technologies

Expand information exchange, support training, and facilitate investment and joint ventures

Undertake a high-level bilateral study of institutional innovations to promote financing

  • Strengthen and expand existing collaborative pre-competitive research, development, and demonstration of energy efficiency technologies

Expand and strengthen the Sino-U.S. Working Group on Energy Efficiency and add a team on transportation energy efficiency

CLEAN COAL

  • Review and strengthen existing governmental programs to utilize clean coal technologies in China

Support a private center to undertake studies and analysis, conduct seminars, and perform institution building

Hold focused workshops and training on management practices, progress at various clean coal technology demonstrations, and how to work with bilateral and multilateral agencies

  • Convene an industry public and private-sector group to assess clean coal technologies, determine suitability for China, and identify specific adaptations required beginning with specific high-priority areas

NATURAL GAS

  • Work collaboratively with industry to develop an overall strategy for accelerated natural gas development in China

Specific priority areas include exploration and resource assessments, gas market infrastructure, and environmental policy reform

Coalbed methane priorities include extraction, market definition, and access

China should consider distributed electric power generation options using remote sources of natural gas or coalbed methane

PETROLEUM

  • The Oil and Gas Forum should focus on: restructuring and building market institutions; long-term strategies on development, operations, imports, and strategic reserves; exploration and resources assessment; refining technologies



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