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Energy Foundation Beijing Representative Office (hereinafter referred to as “Energy Foundation China”), established in Beijing in 1999, is a grantmaking charity organization dedicated to China’s sustainable energy development. As part of the U.S.-based Energy Foundation, it is registered under 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 in China. Our mission is to achieve decarbonization, world-class air quality, and green growth through dramatically expanding renewable energy, significantly improving energy efficiency and optimizing economic structure.

Energy Foundation China, previously known as the China Sustainable Energy Program, was initiated with funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Over the years, Energy Foundation China has achieved steady growth, with our pool of funders growing. Our cumulative grantmaking in China reached more than USD300 million through 2018.

With a view to assisting China in coping with energy challenges, we support policy research, the development of new standards, capacity building, and dissemination of best practices across seven programs: clean power, environmental management, industry, low carbon economic growth, low carbon cities, transportation, 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 cross-cutting and integrative task forces: Long-term strategy for Decarbonization, Belt and Road Initiative, Track II Cooperation, Electrification, Air Quality, and Urbanization.

By the end of 2018, Energy Foundation China had funded 2,739 projects operated by 750 grantees in China. 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, Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, etc.

Key funders:

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Oak Foundation

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