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Energy Foundation China is a professional grantmaking charitable organization registered in California, U.S. It has started working in China since 1999, and dedicates to China’s sustainable energy development. The foundation’s China representative office is registered with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Development and Reform Commission of China.

Our vision is to achieve prosperity and a safe climate through sustainable energy. Our mission is to achieve green house gas emissions neutrality, world-class air quality, energy access, and green growth through transforming energy and optimising economic structure. We deliver the mission by serving as a regrantor, facilitator, and strategic advisor.

With a view to assisting China in coping with development, energy, environment, and climate challenges, we support policy and standard research, capacity building, and international cooperation across seven fields: power, industry, transportation, cities, environmental management, low carbon economic growth, and strategic communications. In addition to the sector-by-sector work, we also intend to contribute to crosscutting and integrated issues that have big impact on China’s decarbonized development, through six task forces: Long-term strategy for Decarbonization, Belt and Road Initiative, Track II Cooperation, Electrification, Air Quality, and Urbanization.

By the end of 2019, Energy Foundation China had funded 2,893 projects operated by over 760 grantees in China, of total amount of over 330 million dollars. The grantees include leading policy research institutes, academies, industry associations, local energy efficiency institutions, and NGOs in China and abroad, such as the Development Research Center of the State Council, the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning , the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation, etc.

Key funders:

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Oak Foundation
  • AKO Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
  • Pisces Foundation

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