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Apr 3, 2018
China Daily

Carbon market to curb pollution

Eric Heitz, CEO of the Energy Foundation, said China's launch of a carbon market is a milestone that will help tackle pollution and climate change and suggested that in the future, more sectors should be covered in addition to power generation.
Apr 3, 2018

Energy Foundation CEO shares views on China-Us climate cooperation

On 24 March, 2018, Energy Foundation CEO and Co-Founder Eric Heitz shares views on China-Us climate cooperation with CGTN reporter at China Development Forum
Mar 1, 2016
China Environment News

Chen Jining, Minister of the Ministry of Environment Protection of the People's Republic of China, met with Eric Heitz, Co-founder and CEO of Energy Foundation

Chen Jining, Minister of the Ministry of Environment Protection of the People's Republic of China, met with Eric Heitz, Co-founder and CEO of Energy Foundation, in Beijing on March 1, 2016.
Nov 12, 2015
China Radio International

Renewable Energy in China - “People in the Know” (China Radio International)

China Radio International’s flagship English radio interview program “People in the Know” featured EF China’s Lu Hong to talk about renewable energy in China. The program was first broadcast on November 11, 2015.

EF China News

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May 21, 2018

EF China president shares his opinion about the institutional reform that transferred climate change authorities to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Shifting the climate change functions to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment gives the new Ministry a significant political mandate that provides an institutional guarantee for ecological civilization, green development, and a global community with shared future for humankind.
May 10, 2018

Energy Foundation China Welcomes Bernice Lee Joining EF’s China Committee

Bernice Lee, Executive Director of the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, has joined the Energy Foundation’s China Committee.
Apr 26, 2018

Track-II Dialogue Held to Keep the Momentum of the Paris Agreement

Energy Foundation China and European Climate Foundation held a seminar titled “Dialogue Between China and the World: Enhancing the Momentum to Implement the Paris Agreement” in Beijing on March 27.
Apr 26, 2018

Leading Economists and Scientists Explored China’s Mid-Century Strategy for Climate Mitigation

On March 27-28, the “China’s Mid-Century Strategy for Climate Mitigation: Framing and Methodologies” seminar was held in Beijing, with support from Energy Foundation China, 2050 Pathways Platform, and the International Energy Agency.

Program Updates

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May 25, 2018

Energy Foundation China, Environment Ministry’s Communications Arm to Enhance Cooperation

On May 17, Energy Foundation China (EF China) and the Center for Environmental Education and Communications of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (CEEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic communications in Beijing.
Feb 23, 2018

China Imposes First-Ever Fines for Auto Emissions Violations

In January, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) imposed fines on two domestic truck makers—Tangjun and Kama—for selling vehicles that didn’t comply with emissions standards. These were the first-ever fiscal penalties levied by the ministry for auto emissions violations. The two companies were fined nearly $6 million total, or $14,000 per vehicle, for trucks that sold for an average of $7,000.
Sep 11, 2017

China First Forum Focused on the Role Philanthropy Play in Cleaning up the Country’s Air

Forty experts from research institutions, NGOs, and the business sector shared their experience in air pollution prevention and control, before they explored how to promote clean air research and action in the philanthropy world.
Apr 28, 2017

International Workshop to address the port emissions in the Pearl River Delta Region

The level of control of ship and port emission in the Pearl River Delta is low compared to its contribution to air pollution in the region.

Reports

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Apr 16, 2018

Emerald Cities - Planning for Smart and Green China

“Planning for Smart and Green China” is the first comprehensive manual detailing how to build a sustainable city from the ground up in China, laying out green building and urban sustainability practices for low-carbon city planning and construction in China and abroad.
Jan 1, 2018

Policy and Implementation of the Construction Waste Recycling and Reutilization System

The report provides policy recommendations for management, technical standards, industrial support, and organizational coordination for the recycling and reuse of construction waste, and proposes an implementation roadmap by 2020. Based on the analysis, researchers also compile a draft action plan for policymakers at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to promote construction waste recycling and reutilization. This research was supported by Energy Foundation China and conducted by the China Architecture Design Group, the National Committee of Construction Waste Management and Recycling, and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in January 2018.
Jan 1, 2018

Guidelines for Low-Carbon Eco-City Planning and Construction in the Guangdong Province

The guideline, released by Guangdong’s City Planning Association in January 2018, gives planning and design guidance for five macro-systems of low carbon development at the city level, and for six spatial elements at the district and community levels. It also proposes seven management recommendations for low carbon eco-districts. The guideline summarizes an effective method to implement low-carbon ecological development concepts in all cities of the Guangdong Province. It was drafted by LAY-OUT Planning Consultants, with support from the Housing and Urban-Rural Commission of the Guangdong Province and Energy Foundation China.
Dec 31, 2017

Promoting China’s Environmental Technologies: Current Status and Recommendations for Improvement

With the support of Energy Foundation China, the China Association of Environmental Protection Industry carried out a research project to promote environmental technologies in the country. Researchers analyzed problems in how environmental technologies are currently promoted, and then offered suggestions for future improvement.

Case Studies

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Dec 23, 2014

The Genesis of China’s Renewable Energy Law

The Renewable Energy Law provided the institutional backing needed to stimulate China's renewable energy industry, resolving important open questions on total quantity targets, feed-in tariffs, compulsory power purchase, cost allocation, and special funds.
Dec 23, 2014

Getting China's First Commercial Renewable Energy Micro-grid Project Up and Running

In 2009, Energy Foundation China’s Renewable Energy Program (CRE) supported the planning and development of a distributed PV-based smart micro-grid pilot in Xinjiang’s Turpan New District.
Dec 23, 2014

Planning for a Sustainable Energy Future

Long-term planning based on solid analysis is important to Chinese decision-makers. In early-2000, the Chinese government put forward a goal of doubling the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020. The implications for the energy system were unclear. Could China create a sustainable energy future and at the same time continue to meet its growth goals?
Dec 23, 2014

Test Piloting Low-carbon Development

In China, many policy innovations are first tested out in pilots; LCDP prioritized this approach in supporting new ideas and grantees.
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