NANJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The second International Green Energy Development Conference (IGEDC) Wednesday kicked off in Yangzhong City, east China's Jiangsu Province, themed on global green energy application and urban high-quality development for this year.
Attended by experts and entrepreneurs from home and abroad in the field, and representatives from pioneer cities in green energy application, the conference aims to explore and showcase the latest technologies and practical cases in green energy application, and build an international cooperation platform.
"The first IGEDC was successfully held in Yangzhong in 2017, and the city's practice has set a model in global green energy development, urban green transformation and ecological civilization construction," said Shi Zhengrong, chairman of the conference organizing committee and academician of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Photo: Shi Zhengrong, chairman of the conference organizing committee and academician of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, speaks at the 2nd International Green Energy Development Conference.
Attending experts believe developing green energy is not only a crucial way for the international society to cope with energy deficiency and also a strategic choice for China to enhance environment protection, ensure energy security and upgrade energy structure.
Xu Yuchang, chairman and president of China Economic Information Service (CEIS), said that visionary people and responsible countries in the world are attaching greater importance to green energy development, and the green energy industry's future will be even brighter.
Photo: Xu Yuchang, chairman and president of China Economic Information Service (CEIS), delivers speech at the conference.
Green development has become a business card for Yangzhong City. Yangzhong is committed to green development and has formed its own path where green industry is guided by green development, and green consumption has started to benefit the green city, said Yin Min, secretary of the CPC Yangzhong Municipal Committee.
Photo: Yin Min, secretary of the CPC Yangzhong Municipal Committee, speaks at the conference.
Yangzhong aims to realize zero coal consumption on the main island and 100 percent green residential power consumption by 2020, and achieve zero coal consumption in the whole city and 100 percent renewable energy with zero carbon-dioxide emission by 2030.
Moreover, speeches were given by Michio Kondo, director of Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, Thomas Reindl, deputy CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), and Albert Zomaya, director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing at the University of Sydney, on the latest trends in green development across the world.
This year's conference is composed of a main forum and three sub-forums respectively on international cooperation in green energy along the Belt and Road, artificial intelligence facilitation for sustainable and complementary development between fish farm/agriculture and photovoltaic power generation, and energy Internet.
During the conference, CEIS, affiliated to Xinhua News Agency, released the Annual Development Report of Global Green Energy Applications and a Report on Belt and Road Green Energy Investment Environment (2019).
The conference, sponsored by CEIS, China Photovoltaic Industry Association and Renewable Energy Specialized Committee of China Energy Research Society, is covered by Xinhua Silk Road, a platform of CEIS providing Belt and Road related information and services.
(Edited by Yang Qi, firstname.lastname@example.org)