China has made great efforts to secure its energy supply and increase its production capacity, authorities said on Wednesday.
“Energy supply can be guaranteed this winter and next spring,” Zhao Chenxin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission, said at a press conference.
Citing the important role that coal plays in ensuring national energy security, Zhao said that coal mines with the potential to increase production in Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi and other relevant regions have been encouraged. to unleash their advanced production capacities as soon as possible, and on condition that workplace safety is ensured.
“We will ensure that the targets of peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality are met as planned while securing the national energy supply,” Zhao said.
China’s recent daily coal production reached a stable level at over 11.2 million tonnes, an increase of 800,000 tonnes from pre-National Day production and its highest production since February this year. year, said Yu Bing, deputy director of the National Energy Board. Administration.
As winter approaches, the country will experience a further increase in demand for electricity, a State Grid official said, pledging efforts to ensure grid security and residential electricity consumption.
In response to the recent surge in international gas prices, various measures will be taken to ensure that demand for heating gas in northern China is met, Zhao said.