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Enhancing Entrepreneur Confidence by Making Operable Policies

2019-10-22 10:10Source: International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA)中文

In regards to relationship between the energy-saving and environmental protection industry as well as the problems present, Wu Yin, researcher at Counselor’s office of the State Department, former deputy director of National Energy Administration, party member of the National Energy Administration, expressed his opinion. He believes that the two industries are closely connected and source reduction will alleviate the burden of environmental protection. Therefore, more focus should be laid on energy-saving to improve our efficiency in environmental protection and pollution control. Furthermore, high-quality development is a requirement in this era. Specifically for the energy sector, we will first be looking at safety, then the environment, and then lastly the economic benefits. Additionally, we are also dealing with two major issues: firstly, our own air pollution control and secondly, our involvement in international climate change cooperation.

In terms of these two issues, he added that we should first enhance the confidence of entrepreneurs and that the key is for the government to make highly operable policies based on five principles, which include innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing. Moreover, it is also important to facilitate a culture of energy saving. We currently lack organized plans, especially on implementation of the accountability system which is the system responsible for energy-saving. Without a complete accountability system, nobody will talk about energy saving unless there is an energy shortage. We should carry forward the energy-saving tasks with the purpose of manifesting our culture’s virtue of frugality.

As for how to improve and develop the relationship between the energy-saving and environmental protection industry, Wu Yin proposed four more solutions: more energy coupling; more multi-point networking for efficiency improvement; more centralized waste digestion, such as gathering crop straws, livestock manure from rural areas for centralized digestion; more integrated production of electricity, heat and water, meaning increased energy utilization efficiency according to the energy cascade use principles.