Ni Weidou is a professor of thermal engineering, and was formerly vice president at Tsinghua University. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and vice chairman of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology. Ni is also a leader of the energy strategy and technology team at the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Devleopment.
Energy security and climate-change challenges mean that China must make use of diverse power sources. The key is to integrate them early on, writes Ni Weidou.
New technologies are emerging to replace the oil and diesel that now power most cars. In the first part of an interview with chinadialogue, Ni Weidou discusses biofuels, electricity, hydrogen, hybrids and more.
Clean-coal technology and improved fuel efficiency are crucial to China. In the second part of an interview with chinadialogue,vNi Weidou urges development of integrated systems with a range of benefits.