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May 5, 2014

China's drop in new thermal power pinned on economy, war on pollution (Reuters)

"Over the past several years, the share of thermal generation ... has been declining steadily. With the slowdown in economic growth and the requirements for air quality improvement, investment in thermal generation could decline further," said Wang Wanxing, the utility programme director of The Energy Foundation.
Jan 25, 2014

Portland shares green approach with Kunming (China Daily)

Planning and design experts from Portland, the United States, are helping Kunming to promote walking and cycling to lower carbon emissions and alleviate traffic congestion. Energy Foundation China promotes the partnership of the two cities.
Jan 24, 2014

Experts preach walking to cure traffic headaches (China Daily)

Planning and design experts from Portland, Oregon suggested Kunming promote walking and cycling to lower carbon emissions and alleviate traffic congestions during rush hour, after a four-day visit to the capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province.
Jan 24, 2014

China’s air pollution prompts creative, sometimes wacky, solutions (Washington Post)

“Whatever chemicals go up to seed the clouds eventually come down, said Zhao Lijian, a pollution expert at the Energy Foundation.
Jan 8, 2014

Slowly, Asia’s Factories Begin to Turn Green (New York Times)

Kevin Mo, director of the China buildings program at the Energy Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, said that Chinese authorities had included 8 factories among the 742 buildings it certified by the end of 2012. Most of the others were residential or commercial, he said; other factories were in the pipeline.
Sep 15, 2013

Governor Brown Expands Partnership with China to Combat Climate Change(gov.ca.gov)

SACRAMENTO – Building on California's growing relationship with China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined China's top climate official, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua, to sign a first-of-its-kind agreement on climate change between the NDRC and a subnational entity. The NDRC oversees China’s efforts to address climate change and much of the government’s economic strategy.
Jul 20, 2013

Guangdong and Energy Foundation cooperation to promote low-carbon development (Newsgd.com)

The Development and Reform Commission of Guangdong Province and the Energy Foundation, based in U.S.A, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for further cooperation to promote Guangdong’s low low-carbon development.
Jul 1, 2013

Scale Urban Retrofits in China (Asia Society Forum)

Speech delivered by Kevin Mo, Director of buildings program of Energy Foundation China, in the 2013 annual forum organized by Asia Society.
Jun 26, 2013

Foundation aims to improve China's cityscapes (China Daily)

"Our goal is really helping Chinese cities figure out the best way to tackle land-use patterns, transportation systems and building design," said Jiang Lin, senior vice-president of the Energy Foundation.
Mar 22, 2013

How Cities Can Save China (NY Times)

How Cities Can Save China By HENRY M. PAULSON Jr. Published: December 4, 2012 CHINA is experiencing its most severe economic downturn in decades, and revitalizing its economic model is critical to future prosperity — not only in China, but around the world. Central to that effort is the transformation of China’s cities. By adopting a new approach to urbanization, its leaders can assure more balanced investment, address a major source of debt, achieve a consumption windfall and clean up the country’s environment.
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