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Apr 3, 2018

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
Feb 29, 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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Mar 25, 2018

Energy Foundation CEO Joins Leading Voices at China Development Forum

On March 24, 2018, Energy Foundation CEO and Co-founder Eric Heitz attended the annual China Development Forum as a formal delegate and addressed its Economic Summit Parallel Session—Climate Change and Carbon Trading.
Mar 8, 2018

Energy Foundation China President Zou Ji met with California Governor Jerry Brown

On March 6, Energy Foundation China President Zou Ji met with California Governor Jerry Brown at the Governor’s Office in San Francisco, and discussed China-California climate cooperation and the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.
Feb 10, 2018

Mega-City Wuhan Issues Carbon Peaking Plan With Emissions Cap

Wuhan, a mega-city that has pioneered green growth strategies, has issued a Carbon Emissions Peaking Action Plan (2017-2022) with a quantified emissions cap—the first of its kind for a Chinese city. Wuhan’s plan sends a positive signal to peer cities and exemplifies how the 19th Party Congress' call for "ecological civilization" is quickly translating into local action.
Dec 19, 2017

Statement on China’s Launch of the National Emissions Trading System

Yesterday, China’s National Development and Reform Commission launched China’s national Emissions Trading System (ETS), with approval from the State Council. The launch, which fulfills a commitment first made by President Xi Jinping in September 2015, is a major milestone in China’s efforts to fight climate change, and a significant step towards a clean energy future.

Program Updates

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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 27, 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.
Sep 25, 2016

City Air Quality Attainment Plan Pilots Workshop

According to the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law Amendment (new Air Law), China’s municipal governments are responsible for local air quality and are required to develop air quality attainment plans in non-attainment areas.

Reports

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Dec 31, 2017

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.
Dec 31, 2017

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.
Nov 30, 2017

Green Transportation and Low Carbon City Financing

This report reviews the current status of China's urban green transport financing, analyzes possible problems, and introduces domestic and international experiences. It also explores how municipal governments can help launch sustainable investment and financing of green transportation by installing optimal institutional settings, transaction structure, and implementation procedures. The innovative model of investment and financing proposed in this report is a potential alternative to the traditional model that cannot satisfy the huge investment demand of green transportation in Chinese cities. The research was supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, and released by Energy Foundation China and the Beijing Chaoyang Yuheng Sustainable Transportation Research Center in December 2017.

Case Studies

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Dec 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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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