G20 ministers highlight renewable energy in Beijing communique
OUR CORRESPONDENT BEIJING—G20 energy and natural resources ministers wrapped up a two-day meeting in Beijing on Friday, discussing topics of renewable energy, chances and challenges on global energy development, and energy technology and innovation. G20 members are encouraged to formulate development strategies and action plans to boost renewable energy investment and consumption, according to a Beijing communique and three other plans released after the meeting.
The ministers agreed to boost energy access not only for people in Sub-Saharan Africa but also for the AsianPacific region where 500 million people still have no access to electricity.
The communique also suggested G20 members hold dialogues on emergencies in this field, guard against market disruptions and promote energy safety. Abdel Rahman, who did not provide a precise number.
The government of President Bashar al-Assad has been attempting to seize Al-Maleh for more than two years. His forces have been trying for months to surround Aleppo by cutting supply lines between rebel-held districts of the city and nearby Turkey, which sup- government forces with two suicide car bombs. The Observatory said two children were killed by regime bombs in a rebel-held area of Aleppo.
The majority of Aleppo province is controlled by AlNusra and its Islamist allies, while the city, the country’s pre-war commercial capital, has been divided since July 2012 into rebel-held and regime-held areas.—Agencies