DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Energy Trends—Transition and Challenges
Dr. Xiansheng Sun
Secretary General, International Energy Forum
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Department Conference Room (1441 Old Computer Science)
Dr. SUN Xiansheng took up the post as International Energy Forum (IEF) Secretary General on 1 August 2016. Prior to his election, Dr. Sun was the President of China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) Economics and Technology Research Institute (ETRI) where he leads a team of over 370 staff members. Reporting to the Chinese leadership on energy policy decision making, including energy security strategies, “3E” (Energy, Environment, Economy) program development, low-carbon energy mix optimization, “three steps” of Chinese gas pricing reforms, and international energy cooperation. Dr. Sun was deeply involved in the Chinese energy five-year planning process and many other major policies. Dr. Sun also served as chief editor of ETRI’s “Oil & Gas Industry Development Report” and the first “China Energy Data & Statistics” report. Dr. Sun holds an LLM and Ph.D. from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, UK.