From Environment News Service:
Energy officials from the United States and China Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, to increase cooperation and energy efficiency in China’s industrial sector, which accounts for 70 percent of the country’s total energy demand.
Karen Harbert, U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, assistant secretary for policy and international affairs and Chen Deming, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Committee signed the agreement at a meeting in San Francisco.
This MOU follows discussions this week at the third U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue where the agreed to jointly conduct audits to increase China’s national, regional, and local energy efficiency. Teams from each country, working together, will do audits at up to 12 facilities from “The Top 1000” energy enterprises in China. [Full Text]