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U.S.-China Clean Energy Initiative II
June 2004, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province

Opening evening discussions with Governor Bao Shun for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Initiative

U.S. and Chinese policymakers and technical experts in plenary session

Grant Larson, Majority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate, and Shanxi Vice Governor Niu Renliang, signing Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Wyoming-Shanxi Clean Energy Partnership

Visit of U.S. delegation to Taiyuan Gasification Plant

Taiyuan Gasification plant

Control room at Taiyuan Gasification Plant

The coal fired Yuanquan Power Plant

U.S. delegation meeting with plant managers at the Yuanquan Power Plant

U.S. Delegation meeting with Shanxi Coking Coal Group

U.S. Delegation hosted at the Jinci Temple, most famous historical relic in the Shanxi Capitol City of Taiyuan

Ten residents of Wyoming were part of a delegation of 18 U.S. and Chinese public and private sector leaders which visited China’s Shanxi province June 21-25, 2004 to discuss issues of clean energy of common concern. The delegation was organized by the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs and hosted by the Shanxi provincial government. Sen. Grant C. Larson, Majority Floor Leader of the Wyoming State Senate, served as leader of the delegation. Other members included five representatives of the academic and research communities, three representatives of the business community, a representative of organized labor, a reporter, and one other representative of the Wyoming state government in addition to Sen. Larson. The delegation also included three officials of the central Chinese government, representing organizations with responsibility for coal mining and safety. 


Shanxi, like Wyoming in the U.S., is the largest coal-producing province in China. 


The meetings resulted in an MOU for further cooperation and a final report.

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