Li Keqiang: Promoting the Transformation and Upgrading of Energy Production and Consumption to Ensure Energy Security

 Li Keqiang: Promoting the Transformation and Upgrading of Energy Production and Consumption to Ensure Energy Security

On October 11, Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Premier of the State Council and Director of the National Energy Committee, chaired a meeting of the National Energy Committee to study the further implementation of the new strategy for energy security, and to consider the implementation suggestions for promoting high-quality energy development, and to deploy the work of heating and heating this winter and next spring.

At the meeting, the Development and Reform Commission, the Energy Bureau made a report, and members of the Energy Commission made a statement. Li Keqiang said that in recent years, Chinas energy development has made new achievements, which has played a basic supporting role for economic and social development. China is still a developing country. It is a long-term strategic task to promote modernization and ensure energy supply. In the face of the deep adjustment of the international energy supply and demand pattern and the new situation and new challenges in the energy field, we must adhere to the socialist ideology of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era of Xi Jinping, implement the deployment of the Central Committee and the State Council, promote energy consumption, supply, technology, institutional revolution and international cooperation, and provide solid guarantee for the sustained and healthy development of the economy and society with the development of energy quality.

Li Keqiang pointed out that based on Chinas basic national conditions and development stage, we should diversify the development of energy supply and improve the level of energy security. According to Chinas coal based energy resources endowment, scientifically plan the coal development layout, accelerate the construction of coal transmission and power transmission channels, promote safe and green coal mining and clean and efficient development of coal power, and effectively develop and utilize coalbed methane. We will intensify domestic oil and gas exploration and development efforts, increase reserves and production, and improve oil and gas self-sufficiency. We will deepen open, win-win and diversified international oil and gas cooperation. Enhance oil and gas safety reserve and emergency support capacity. Develop renewable energy sources such as hydropower, wind power and photoelectricity, and improve the level of clean energy absorption. Focus on short boards and promote the construction of major energy projects.

Li Keqiang said that China is a big energy consumer and has great potential for energy conservation. We should vigorously promote energy-saving transformation in key areas such as heavy chemical industry, transportation and construction, and promote energy efficiency improvement of general equipment. We will increase the proportion of power consumed by terminals, promote the substitution of electricity for oil in railways, and implement the transformation of port shore power and airport land power. Advocate green lifestyle and consumption culture, and promote the application of energy-saving products.

Li Keqiang pointed out that technological innovation and institutional mechanism innovation are important driving forces for high-quality energy development. We should speed up tackling key technologies and major equipment for energy development and utilization, explore commercialization paths such as advanced energy storage and hydrogen energy, and rely on the Internet to develop new forms of energy industry. We will further promote market-oriented reform in the energy sector, relax investment in oil and gas exploration and development, oil and gas pipeline networks, liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving stations, gas storage and peak shaving facilities, and market access for distribution and sales of electricity, and encourage the active participation of various types of social capital. The international advanced level of benchmarking further shortens the time for enterprises to obtain electricity. We will promote the establishment of a mechanism by which energy prices are mainly determined by the market. Optimize the supervision of energy market and implement the responsibility of safety in production.

Li Keqiang said that energy concerns peoples livelihood. The northern heating season is approaching. We should do a good job of keeping warm and keeping warm. From the actual point of view, electricity is suitable for electricity, gas is suitable for gas, coal is suitable for coal. We will coordinate the production, storage, transportation and marketing of fine natural gas and ensure gas supply through multiple channels. For the new coal to gas users in key areas in the north of China this year, we need to implement the gas source arrangement and adhere to the principle of gas based transformation. Outstanding to do a good job in the three northeastern provinces of heating coal security. Many measures should be taken simultaneously to ensure the warm winter for the people.

Wang Yong, Xiao Jie, members of the National Energy Commission and some heads of energy enterprises attended the meeting.