In order to better implement the requirements of China’s national air pollution prevention and control standards and improve air quality in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-jin-ji, JJJ), the China Environmental Management Program (CEMP) grantee Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (BMRIEP) will conduct a project on the clean energy transformation in the JJJ region. This project will demonstrate the detailed cost and emissions reduction benefit of the clean energy transformation, and make policy recommendations for the JJJ region. The JJJ region’s experience will provide an example to other regions including Shangdong or Shanxi Province.
On May 31, 2016, BMRIEP held a project kick-off meeting in Beijing. The project team highlighted the status of energy utilization and the clean energy transformation in the JJJ region, preliminary thoughts on field investigation design and case studies, technical guidance on coal-fired clean energy transformation, etc. Experts also provided their comments on the project, including the roles and responsibilities of governmental departments, target selection and technology options for field investigation, building and industrial energy efficiency impact on air quality, feasibility and technologies analysis for the clean energy transformation, thoughts on cases studies, integrated planning for energy efficiency and environmental protection, and information sharing mechanism for project outcomes.
Air regulators and experts from the Environmental Protection Bureaus of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Langfang, Baoding, and Beijing, the Building Energy Efficiency and Environmental Engineering Association, the Beijing Municipal Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection Center, Beijing Gas and Heating Engineering Design Institute, H.T Technology Development Co., Ltd. Beijing, ESCO Committee of China, Energy Conservation Association, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing Xinshikong Information Consulting Company, and Clean Air Alliance of China attended this meeting.