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CGN attends Sino-French business seminar


Gao Ligang, president of CGN Power, a CGN subsidiary, chaired the “Green Energy” session and made a keynote speech at a conference promoting the cooperation and development of green industries between France and China, which was held in Beijing on June 25.

It was part of French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s official visit to China.

Optimizing and adjusting the energy structure, vigorously developing all kinds of non-fossil fuels and launching a modern clean, low-carbon, safe and highly efficient energy system are essential to green development, Gao said in his speech at the conference.

Non-fossil fuel energy in China accounts for about 14.2 percent of total consumption.

According to the Paris Agreement, the country is to increase the proportion of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy mix to 20 percent by 2030. And there is great development potential for green energy like nuclear power and renewable energies in China, he noted.

Gao said France has long been one of the leaders in fighting climate change and was the first country to sign the Paris Agreement. It and China are highly consistent in judging trends in energy development and share the same goal of clean energy and low carbon development.

Gao Ligang (C) attends a seminar with business leaders from China and France in Beijing on June 25.

Energy cooperation between France and China started in the 1980s, and nuclear power has been a prominent sector.

As the third largest nuclear power operator and a major player in the Chinese clean energy market, CGN has had long-term and fruitful cooperation with French enterprises and is the largest beneficiary of the Sino-French ties, Gao said.

He said CGN would continue to cooperate with French enterprises in exploring the global clean energy market, project investment and financing, and carry on technological research and development to realize win-win results.

In the evening, Gao attended a seminar with business leaders from China and France at the Great Hall of the People.

Hosted by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the French Ministry for Economy and Finance, the seminar was attended by members of the Chinese-French council of entrepreneurs, such as CGN, Bank of China, China Mobile, Alibaba, Huawei, Jingdong from China and Schneider Electric, Airbus and Michelin from France.

The council was launched on Jan 9 during French President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to China.