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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.
Oct 11, 2014

Energy Foundation CEO Eric Heitz: Building a 'Beautiful China' (China Daily)

For Eric Heitz, CEO and co-founder of the Energy Foundation, a partnership of philanthropic investors promoting cutting-edge clean energy, China's future in energy efficiency is pure gold.
Jul 13, 2014

Energy Foundation China holds 14th Dialogue Partners' Meeting

Energy Foundation China recently held its 14th annual Dialogue Partners Meeting. The Dialogue Partners group consists of 41 current and former director-level senior government officials and top experts in the field.

EF China News

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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.
Dec 11, 2017

Eric Heitz Report Back to CCICED on Recommendations by Clean Energy Strategy and Climate Change Forum

On Dec 11, 2017, as Member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Energy Foundation CEO and Co-founder Eric Heitz reported back to CCICED Annual Meeting Plenary Session, on the findings and recommendations by CCICED Clean Energy Strategy and Climate Change Forum.
Dec 10, 2017

Energy Foundation China Held a “Clean Energy Strategy and Climate Change” Open Forum at CCICED’s Annual Meeting

On December 10, 2017, “Clean Energy Strategy and Climate Change,” an open forum on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), kicked off in Beijing. Undertaken by the Energy Foundation, the forum was hosted by two vice chairpersons of CCICED: XIE Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative on Climate Change, and Catherine MCKENNA, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Program Updates

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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.
Dec 13, 2015

Moving Changzhou’s Air Quality Management Pilot Forward

On December 14, Changzhou held the third Air Quality Management Training, organized by Changzhou Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB), Changzhou Institute of Environmental Science, and the Clean Air Alliance of China (CAAC). In the first session of the conference, domestic and international experts from the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), CAAC, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory gave presentations on the upcoming 13th Five-Year Plan for Air Pollution Prevention and Control, pollution control in non-road mobile sources, city air quality management, and energy planning tools. Industry representatives from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, and Jiaxing discussed their experiences with advanced air pollution control technology with the Changzhou EPB and leaders from Changzhou’s industrial parks.

Reports

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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 8, 2017

Climate Change in the Chinese Mind Survey Report 2017

In the opening session of the 19th Communist Party congress, president Xi Jinping pointed it out that by “taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization.”
Oct 31, 2017

Guideline for Disaggregated Coal Control and Clean Heating; Case Studies on Clean Heating Technologies

The Innovation Center for Clean-air Solutions and the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection studied clean energy transformation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and produced two reports: the Guideline for Disaggregated Coal Control and Clean Heating, and the Case Studies on Clean Heating Technologies. They provide technical assistance to local cities that seek to control disaggregated coal use. The research was supported by Energy Foundation China.
Sep 27, 2017

How to Reach Air Quality Standard of PM2.5 in China by 2030 -- a numerical simulation discussion based on energy and end-of-pipe control scenarios

In order to support the potential of achieving long-term improvement of air quality in China, the Energy Foundation China supports Tsinghua University to conduct a study on How to Reach Air Quality Standard of PM2.5 in China by 2030. Based on the results from energy forecasting model, emission inventory, and air-quality model, this report provides recommendations for the major cities of China to reach Air Quality Standard of PM2.5 in near future.

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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