Friday, June 17, 2016

China: Government Calls on Companies to Explore Potential 800 MW Geothermal in Tibet

China to accelerate Tibet's clean energy development (China Daily)

China will speed up the development of clean energy in Tibet Autonomous Region from 2016 to 2020, under the principle of "putting the environment first," according to an energy official.

The initiative will boost the local economy and increase strategic reserves of clean energy, Nur Bekri, head of the National Energy Administration, said on Thursday at a conference on Tibet's energy development held in the regional capital of Lhasa.

The government called on companies to explore the abundant geothermal sources in Tibet.

Global Geothermal News reported in January that Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has detected 672 geothermal sites with a combined power generation potential of 800 MW in a new survey.