SCIO press conference on progress of green Olympics and sustainability for Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

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TBS (Japan):

I have two questions. First, how much electric power is expected to be consumed during the Winter Olympics? Second, how much has been invested to make sure all energy consumed during the Winter Olympics are clean energy? Thank you.

Liu Yumin:

Thanks for your attention to the construction of the clean energy [system]. China has been contributing to building a community with a shared future for mankind and striving for sustainable development. We have made peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality part of the overall development plans for an ecological civilization. We have followed the green Olympics ideas in the preparations. We utilize the host cities' advantages in terms of resources, and ensure power supplies for the Beijing Winter Olympics through the existing municipal power grids in the cities. In accordance with the national green power market trading rules, we have ensured that all venues are supplied with green power supported by the green power trading mechanism. By utilizing existing and previously planned power grids, we don't need to build new electric power facilities except for those transformer equipment and power distribution facilities which are necessary for the venues.

According to the calculations, all venues in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou competition zones are expected to consume 400 million kWh of green electricity from June 2019 when the first green electricity transaction took place until the conclusion of the Paralympics. That will help save 128,000 tons of standard coal and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 320,000 tons. 

Thank you.

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