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HRC expert attended 2nd EAS Energy Efficiency Conference

   ---From July 30 to Aug. 2 ,2012, Professor Li Zhiwu with HRC took part in the 2nd East Asia Summit (EAS) Energy Efficiency Conference held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

   Energy Efficiency and Conservation are among the energy cooperation work streams identified under the EAS Energy Cooperation Task Force. The 2nd EAS Energy Efficiency Conference was hosted by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, Cambodia(MIME), with co-organizers, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), and a special supporter, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

   The overall objective of this Conference is to provide a forum where policy makers, academia, and private sectors can dialogue with each other. Around 200 people from ASEAN countries attended this conference, deepening understand of policy, sharing experiences, and discussing potential developments in energy efficiency in the EAS region. Prof. Li was the only Chinese expert present at the conference.

   Prof. Li made a report titled "China's small hydropower in rural energy development", to introduce the China's small hydropower policy, technology, development obstacle and other aspects. The experts and officials took great interests in this presentation, showing their expectation to develop SHP in their own countries with reference of China's experience.

   During the meeting, Prof. Li paid a return view to some participants who had taken part in international training course for small hydropower held in HRC. MIME has sent over 30 officials and technical personnel to attend the training workshops conducted in HRC since 1980s. The participants were very grateful to the Chinese Government for offering technical trainings, which enabled them to share technology and experience, and thus playing significant roles in local SHP development. Banquet was held specially for Prof. Li by the participants, among which, Mr. HENG SOKKUNG, Under Secretary of State, MIME, came all the way from other province to attend the reunion with Prof. Li. (2012-08-13)




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