“Green Electricity” for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
On Jan. 30, at the signing ceremony of electricity supply for the venues in 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Zhang Jiandong, deputy mayor of Beijing and deputy chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Beijing Winter Olympics stated that all the venues for the Winter Olympic Games will adopt green electricity.
Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the two host cities, and other cities will widely promote the use of green energy, which will benefit the general public in the future as legacies of the Olympics.
According to Zhang, the use of green electricity in the Winter Olympics venues is a concrete measure to implement the concept of green Olympics, which is consistent with the bidding promises. At the meantime, it is also a positive action in response to the sustainable requirements of the Olympic Agenda 2020 and the New Regulations, and will play an important part in the development of China’s clean energy industry.
Energy conservation facilities will be widely installed, carrying forward the low carbon development of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics.
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According to Juan Antonio Samaranch, Vice Chairman of the International Olympic Committee, the green concept of the Beijing Winter Olympics is highly relevant to the Olympic Agenda 2020, which complies with the Olympics vision, and the mission to build a better world through sports.
The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee has formulated a comprehensive“Olympics legacy” plan to make full use of the existing venues and Shougang Industrial zone, while promoting green building standards. The Yanqing and Zhangjiakou areas will benefit from the Olympic legacies in terms of public transportations and municipal infrastructure buildings. This is an evident proof that preparations for the games promote local economic and social development.
Green Olympics has always been a focus of the hosting country. Before the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018, the South Korean government constructed a new railway that connects the Incheon International Airport to PyeongChang and nearby Gangneung, which is estimated to prevent more than 6,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
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