2022年1月17日

Huang Qifan: The energy structure of modern cities must be completely changed under the “dual carbon” target

Guangzhou December 3 (Sun Qiuxia) “modern urban energy structure does not support the realization of the ‘double carbon’ goal, must do a more thorough structural change, for the city to find a new low carbon, no carbon heat source.” Huang Qifan, executive deputy director of the Academic Committee of the National Institute of Innovation and Development Strategy, said on Wednesday.

The directed by China news agency, China news weekly hosted the “2021 annual energy city conference” held in guangzhou, Mr. Huang keynote speech by means of video, for how to build a green, low carbon future city, from his city function module layout, energy structure, public transportation, give suggestion to the industrial structure. He stressed that the city energy structure to low carbon, no carbon, through the power interconnection network to increase the proportion of green electricity in the energy structure, the construction of the city carbon free new heat source.

“The first is to increase the share of electricity in the city’s energy consumption, especially green electricity. We hope that after 10 years of construction adjustment, most cities in China can use 50 percent of their energy consumption in electricity and close to 30 percent in green electricity.” Huang qifan said.

In addition, Huang qifan also pointed out that on the basis of comprehensive digitalization, urban planning and layout will vigorously develop functional modules of reasonable scale, and form a “building block” development mode in which several functional modules are organically connected.

“In the future, cities should focus on building interconnected urban functional modules, which should form independent operation capacity, that is, have the ability to provide all the basic living and working needs of local residents within the module, and minimize unnecessary cross-module flow. A city is all about organizing these digital blocks and achieving ‘building blocks’ of development.” Huang Qifan explains.

Huang qifan also gave his own suggestions for the development of urban public transport. He pointed out that the future low-carbon large-scale cities must not rely on private cars as the main mode of transportation, but to establish a more environmentally friendly, low-cost rail public transport system. In addition to metro systems in metropolitan areas, the proportion of air or ground rail will increase.

In Huang Qifan’s view, the unreasonable industrial structure of modern cities leads to high carbon emissions, and structural adjustment is urgently needed. On the basis of the already formed cities, we should develop innovative industries to “encircle cities and produce products”. Each city should base itself on urban characteristics and aim at the frontier of science and technology, conduct in-depth analysis on its own basic production factors, especially data elements, build its own high-quality internal and external circulation, and create a large number of new industries, new forms of business and new models based on new factors. (after)

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