At a press conference held on January 19th, Yuan Da, director of the Political Research Office and spokesperson of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that the National Development and Reform Commission will promptly study and introduce relevant policies and measures to accelerate the construction of a new power system that adapts to the development of a high proportion of renewable energy. Actively promote economic green and low-carbon transformation and sustainable development.
Yuan Da said that the 2020 Central Economic Work Conference clearly listed “doing a good job in carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” as one of the eight key tasks in 2021. The National Development and Reform Commission will work with all regions and departments to do a good job in six areas.
One is to vigorously adjust the energy structure. Promote the clean and low-carbon development of the energy system, steadily advance the development of hydropower, safely develop nuclear power, accelerate the development of photovoltaic and wind power, accelerate the construction of a new power system that adapts to the development of a high proportion of renewable energy, improve the long-term mechanism of clean energy consumption, and promote low-carbon energy Substitute high-carbon energy and renewable energy to replace fossil energy. At the same time, promote the development of energy digitization and intelligence, and accelerate the improvement of the intelligence level of the energy industry chain.
The second is to accelerate the transformation of industrial structure. Vigorously eliminate outdated production capacity, resolve excess production capacity, optimize existing production capacity, strictly control new production capacity in energy-intensive industries, and promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional energy-intensive industries such as steel, petrochemical, and chemical industries. Actively develop strategic emerging industries and accelerate the development of modern service industries, high-tech industries and advanced manufacturing industries.
The third is to focus on improving energy efficiency. Improve the dual control system for energy consumption, strictly control the intensity of energy consumption, reasonably control the total energy consumption, establish and improve management systems such as energy budgets, and promote the efficient allocation and efficient use of energy resources. Continue to further promote energy conservation in key areas such as industry, construction, transportation, and public institutions, and strive to improve the energy efficiency of new infrastructure.
Fourth is to accelerate the R&D and promotion of low-carbon technologies. Adhere to the market-oriented approach, make greater efforts to promote the development and application of energy-saving and low-carbon technologies, accelerate the development of large-scale energy storage, hydrogen energy, carbon capture, utilization and storage, and promote the development of digital information technology in the field of energy saving and clean energy. Innovation and integration.
The fifth is to improve the low-carbon development system and mechanism. Speed up the improvement of economic policies such as price, taxation, and finance that are conducive to green and low-carbon development, and promote the innovative development of service models such as contract energy management, third-party pollution control, and environmental trusteeship.
Sixth, strive to increase ecological carbon sinks. Strengthen the cultivation of forest resources, carry out national land greening activities, continuously increase the forest area and stock volume, strengthen ecological protection and restoration, and enhance the carbon sequestration capacity of natural ecosystems such as grasslands, green spaces, lakes, and wetlands.