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Commissioner Simson presides 10th EU-China Energy Dialogue ahead of Summit

Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson hosted today via videoconference the 10th edition of the EU-China Energy Dialogue, ahead of the EU-China Summit taking place tomorrow, with Administrator of the National Energy Administration Zhang Jianhua. They reviewed progress on the Joint Statement on the Implementation of the EU-China Energy Cooperation, which was signed in the margins of the 2019 EU-China Summit.

China is a key partner in global decarbonisation, as agreed under the Paris Agreement. Against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this year’s dialogue addressed topics of common interest, such as energy security, the green energy transition and electricity market reforms. LNG, natural gas and oil markets featured prominently in discussions on energy security.

Policies and practices to accelerate the green energy transition were at the core of exchanges with the Chinese counterparts. Three joint reports on power market reforms, innovative energy solutions and energy efficiency were presented at the meeting.

 

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