The UK and China signed the Clean Energy Partnership agreement on Friday, vowing to work together to transition to the low carbon economy.
This follows a number of other collaboration agreements announced at last week’s UK-China Fourth Annual Energy Dialogue.
Along with the first ever Chinese investment in the UK offshore wind market with China Three Gorges (CTG) agreeing to invest in Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd., these agreements also include the industry and academic collaboration for marine energy research and partnering of the two countries’ offshore wind industry groups to establish joint Offshore Wind Industry Advisory Groups.
Announcing the Clean Energy Partnership agreement, the UK government said: “The Clean Energy Partnership establishes co-operation in research and industry while transitioning to a low carbon global economy. This will strengthen the UK’s position as the partner of choice for China in low carbon energy and will help to pave the way for effective energy relations between the two countries.”
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