On July 9, Alan Searl, Acting Director of the Asia-Pacific Partnership Department and Director of China Cooperation Department of the International Energy Agency (IEA), led the delegation to visit the Institute of Energy Research (IER). IER Deputy Director Wang Zhongying presided over the reception. Also participating in the exchanges were Research Fellow Han Wenke, Deputy Director Su Ming of the Research Department, and Li Nan.
At the meeting, the two sides had in-depth exchanges on issues such as strengthening cooperation on the 2050 energy transformation model and how to provide more effective policy research for policymakers. Taking Shanxi Province as an example, Deputy Director Wang Zhongying introduced the relevant work and experience of Shanxi in carrying out the comprehensive reform pilot of the energy revolution and hoped that IEA could make more and better suggestions for Shanxi’s energy transformation with its rich international experience. Alan Searl also said that he was willing to participate in the transformation of Shanxi and other major energy provinces. The two sides would further deepen their cooperation and jointly explore more effective development roadmap for the 2050 energy transformation in China and beyond.