Date
23 August 2017
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visit the Great Wall of China in Badaling, north of Beijing, on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visit the Great Wall of China in Badaling, north of Beijing, on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

China, US ink deals to cut greenhouse gases

China and the United States on Tuesday signed eight cooperation pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world’s two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

The deals were signed in Beijing ahead of a two-day visit to China by senior US officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

In one of the deals, Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute and Washington-based Summit Power Group agreed to share information on clean coal power generation technology, the report said.

Huaneng is part of a Chinese consortium operating a 400-megawatt coal gasification power facility in the northern city of Tianjin. Summit Power plans to start a similar project in Texas after it secures engineering and procurement support from PetroChina and Chinese engineering firm Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering.

Summit, in turn, will share information and technology for recovering oil from captured carbon, the report said.

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