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.
China’s ratification of Paris Agreement is not a surprise, It’s impressive that President Xi chose again to stand on stage with President Obama to emphasize China’s global leadership and to highlight the China-U.S. partnership on climate and energy. And the G20 Summit—an economic forum—is a great venue in which to make the case for low-carbon economic growth.
Energy Foundation and Municipal Government of Zhenjiang Sign Green and Low-carbon Development Cooperation MOU— by zhoujie — last modified Sep 02, 2016 02:08 PM
Zhenjiang Municipal People’s Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US-based Energy Foundation (EF) to cooperate on green and low-carbon urban development. Both parties will work together to facilitate Zhenjiang’s green and low-carbon transformation. Ms. Zhu Xiaoming, the Mayor, attended the signing ceremony.
Yesterday afternoon, the Zhenjiang Municipal People’s Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US-based Energy Foundation (EF) to cooperate on green and low-carbon urban development. Both parties will work together to facilitate Zhenjiang’s green and low-carbon transformation. Ms. Zhu Xiaoming, the Mayor, attended the signing ceremony.
Li Yangzhe, Deputy Administrator of National Energy Administration of China, met with Eric Heitz, Co-founder and CEO of the Energy Foundation— by zhoujie — last modified Aug 31, 2016 02:18 PM
On August 23, Mr. Li Yangzhe, the Deputy Director of the National Energy Administration of China met with Mr. Eric Heitz, the Co-founder and CEO of the Energy Foundation in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on deepening cooperation on the field of renewable energy, power system reform and etc.
Project to Develop an Electricity Substitution Plan for Distributed Residential Coal in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Launched— by Chen Renwei — last modified Sep 01, 2016 10:18 PM
In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-jin-ji, JJJ) Region, heavy haze pollution episodes are more serious during winter heating seasons, when pollution from low elevation, distributed residential coal combustion contributes significantly to the concentration of PM2.5.
In order to better implement the requirements of China’s national air pollution prevention and control standards and improve air quality in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-jin-ji, JJJ), the China Environmental Management Program (CEMP) grantee Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (BMRIEP) will conduct a project on the clean energy transformation in the JJJ region.
In 2016, local pilots will carry out Phase II projects, including the 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) for air pollution prevention and control and local city air quality attainment plans. Phase II projects will continue centering on the core requirements of urban air quality standards attainment and carrying out pilot studies on the time limit of standards attainment, phased improvement objectives, measures and tasks for attaining standards, and co-control measures.
We are pleased to report that the Asia Society honored the Energy Foundation with a Leadership Award at their annual dinner on May 4th, 2016. The theme is “Innovation Beyond Borders: Bridging the U.S. and Asia,” and the selection recognizes our 16 years of work to move innovative ideas between the two countries. Eric Heitz, CEO and co-founder was proud to accept the award on behalf of the China staff and Chinese network of grantees.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Partners with China's Green Finance Committee, Paulson Institute, Energy Foundation China and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association to Promote Green Finance for Low-carbon Cities in China
We are very honored that our Renewable Energy team was nominated for the 2016 UVIG Achievement Award on April 26, 2016 together with our partners at SGERI, CEPRI, and SGC Dispatch Centre for the RE Priority Dispatch Study and the Qinghai Solar Integration Study that we jointly developed.
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— by Chen Renwei — last modified Mar 03, 2016 01:47 PM
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.
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.
Chen Jining: Build Emission Permits into a Core System for Stationary Point Source Environmental Management— by linyuan — last modified Dec 18, 2015 09:22 AM
Supporting Chinese Cities to an early Peaking of Carbon Emissions — 22 Non-Profit Organizations Release the Ten Key Principles of Low Carbon Urbanization— by zhoujie — last modified Dec 04, 2015 10:19 AM
The China Urban Sustainability Coalition, along with multiple non-profit organizations that advocate for sustainable urbanization in China, jointly released the Ten Key Principles of Low Carbon Urbanization on December 3rd in Paris, at China Pavilion of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), offering recommendations for Chinese cities’ transition towards a green and low-carbon development model.
Enhance Air Quality Monitoring and Forecast Technical Capacity for Promoting Regional Cooperation in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Its Surrounding Areas— by caijingjing — last modified Nov 18, 2015 04:43 PM
On November 10 and 11, grantee Beijing University of Technology held a training on air quality monitoring and forecast technology for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (JJJ) region and its surrounding areas. About forty attendees from local environmental monitoring centers and stations in the relevant region joined the training.
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.
Last week’s Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles, California, showcased clear commitments by U.S. and Chinese states, provinces, and major cities to address climate change—in many cases beyond national targets.
On July 4, 2015, Energy Foundation China (EFC) held its 15th annual Dialogue Partners Meeting in Beijing. With over 60 attendees this year, the Dialogue Partners Meeting is a one-day event aimed to exchange ideas with China’s policymakers on energy and environmental challenges and successes.
On December 10th, 2014, five international environmental organizations jointly released the above titled report during the COP 20 climate conference in Lima, Peru.
Energy Foundation China, together with GIZ and the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China), hosted the "Third Forum on Technologies & Policies for Transportation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction" in Beijing on November 21st 2014, with the theme of “Promoting electric vehicles, what else should we do?"
Eric Heitz, the CEO and co-founder of the Energy Foundation, today received the National Friendship Award of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
On September 18, 2014, Energy Foundation China organized a two-day air quality workshop in Beijing, in collaboration with the Paulson Institute, China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Energy Innovation, and Clean Air Alliance of China.
The 10th city air quality management workshop themed air pollution emergency response management was held on June 24-25, 2014 in Beijing which was co-organized by the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP) and Clean Air Asia (CAA) with the support from the Energy Foundation China.
Environmental Costs of Coal are Huge in China, Calling for Reform of Environmental Taxes and Fees for Coal— by Robert Xu — last modified Sep 25, 2014 01:43 PM
Beijing, July 10th, 2014: Today, the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP) and Energy Foundation China (EFC) jointly released a report The Environmental External Costs Of Coal, which points out that China’s environmental costs of coal are huge.
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.
On June 14, 2014, Energy Foundation China and Resources for the Future co-hosted the “China Green Growth Forum” at the 2014 annual conference of the Chinese Economists Society in Guangzhou. Attendees included Sir James Mirrlees, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Economics and professor of Economics in Cambridge University, Professor Justin Yifu Lin, economist and honorary dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, and Marianne Fay, chief economist for the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank. Participants shared their insights on green growth policies in China and abroad.
The Low-Carbon Cities Think Tank Partnership was officially launched at the Second Shenzhen International Low-Carbon City Forum on June 10, which is China’s National Low-Carbon Day.
“China Development Forum 2014 – Green Event” was held on March 21, 2014 in Beijing. The Development Forum, sponsored by the Development Research Center of the State Council and organized by the China Development Research Foundation, is one of the most influential annual forums in China.
2014 International Forum on Shipping and Port Emission Control in Shanghai, China brings together officials and experts— by Cai Yun — last modified Mar 12, 2014 05:02 PM
On February 27, 2014 the Water Transportation Institute of the Ministry of Transport and the Vehicle Emission Control Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, sponsored by Energy Foundation China, jointly hosted the “2014 International Forum on Shipping and Port Emission Control” in Shanghai, China.
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Experts from Around the World Attend “International Forum on Economic Policies for Traffic Congestion and Tailpipe Emissions Control”— by Cai Yun — last modified Feb 26, 2014 08:35 PM
On December 12-13, 2013 the China Academy of Transportation Sciences of the Ministry of Transport, Vehicle Emission Control Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and Department of Transport, Zhejiang Province, sponsored by Energy Foundation China, jointly hosted the “International Forum on Economic Policies for Traffic Congestion and Tailpipe Emissions Control” in Hangzhou.
Congestion Charge Innovators Meet in Beijing to Help Alleviate Traffic Congestion and Control Exhaust Emissions in China— by Cai Yun — last modified Feb 26, 2014 04:56 PM
On Dec 11, 2013, Energy Foundation China hosted a media conference on the topic of “International Experience on Congestion Charges & Low Emission Zones” in Beijing.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Wang Jiansheng has joined our team as the new President of Energy Foundation China.
The Energy Foundation China hosted “Restoring Blue Skies: Air Quality Management International Forum” in Beijing on November 16th, 2013.
The Energy Foundation China hosted its “16th Senior Policy Advisory Council” in Beijing on November 15th 2013.
Energy Foundation China, together with China Automotive Technology and Research Center hosted the “Second Forum on Technologies & Policies for Transportation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction” in Beijing on November 14th 2013.
On September 13, the State of California and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) signed a landmark memorandum of understanding committing to joint efforts to combat global climate change, promote clean and efficient energy, and support low carbon development.
On July 25th, 2013, Energy Foundation China and the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) held a meeting on coordinating air quality improvement efforts in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei (JJJ) region.
June 29th, 2013—The Energy Foundation China convened its 13th Dialogue Partners' Meeting. This session lasted one day, and had greater participation than any of the previous sessions.
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The Energy Foundation and Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau Enhance Cooperation to Promote Blue Skies Over Beijing— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 26, 2014 08:54 PM
April 3rd, 2013--The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (Beijing EPB) and the Energy Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for further cooperation to respond to the city’s severe air pollution challenges. The two parties have agreed to promote policy development and implementation to improve air quality in Beijing.
The Global Solid State Lighting Outlook Report (GSO) was released today. Developed by the International SSL Alliance (ISA) and funded by the Energy Foundation (EF), the GSO is the world’s first comprehensive report of its kind in the LED lighting industry.
March 12th , 2013 -- To address China’s air pollution challenge, on January 23rd ten leading Chinese technical institutions in the field of air quality came together to establish the Clean Air Alliance of China (CAAC). Dedicated to improving China’s air quality, the Alliance sets up a platform for communication and cooperative projects, promoting best practices, and supporting the policymaking process.
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On November 16, 2012, The China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) of the Energy Foundation hosted its 15th Senior Policy Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting. The half-day meeting was held in Beijing and attracted nearly 170 participants, including leaders and industry experts from China and the world.
July 23, 2012—The China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) is honored to announce that Dr. Chen Jining has accepted the invitation to join the Senior Policy Advisory Council (PAC).
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China's State Council recently announced new air quality standards that will improve public health and reduce climate pollution
In the last two years, China has implemented a series of ambitious clean energy policies that will help to dramatically reduce the growth of the country; energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
China Sustainable Energy Program Hosts 14th Annual Senior Policy Advisory Council Meeting, Inducts 3 New Members— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 27, 2014 08:57 PM
The China Sustainable Energy Program held its 14th Annual Senior Policy Advisory Council Meeting (PAC) on November 18th, 2011, in Beijing.
The Energy Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Wei Yuan, Managing Director and Chief Representative for the China Sustainable Energy Program in Beijing.
On May 5, Vice Chairman XIE Zhenhua of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) honored the Energy Foundation with a visit during his brief stay in the Bay Area for the Second US-China Energy Efficiency Forum hosted by US DOE, NDRC, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (May 5-6).
China has adopted a suite of clean energy policies in recent years and is taking significant actions to advance toward a low-carbon growth path.— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 25, 2014 03:44 PM
China has adopted a suite of clean energy policies in recent years and is taking significant actions to advance toward a low-carbon growth path.
The world’s most developed nations are grappling with the urgent challenges posed by climate change. Many have developed policies to dramatically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions their economies produce. Yet critics wonder whether such changes can really matter unless China also commits itself to a parallel and equally aggressive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint. What is less well understood is the dramatic progress China is already making, quietly, even as its economy roars along. Though it still remains by any measure a developing nation, Chinese officials have moved with impressive speed to acknowledge the nation’s energy challenges, and put in place new programs to slow the pace of its energy growth and carbon emissions.
The China Sustainable Energy Program is happy to annouce the launch of its sister organization in Europe, The European Climate Foundation.
The International Union of Architects (UIA) and Architectural Society of China (ASC) will host the 'Chinese and International Conference on the Use of Renewable Energy in Urban Buildings (CIREC) in Shenzhen from May 15-16, 2008, with support from the Energy Foundation and undertaken by Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (IBR).
Tenth CSEP Senior Policy Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting and International Mayors' Forum on Sustainable Urban Development— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 25, 2014 02:04 PM
On November 15-16th, both PAC and DP members attended this year's conference, which was held in Tianjin. The events included an International Mayors' Forum on Sustainable Urban Development and our annual PAC meeting.
We are delighted to announce that, beginning November 15, Dr. Jiang Lin joined the Energy Foundation as Vice President and Director of the China Sustainable Energy Program, which is focused on helping China to advance clean energy technologies, especially energy efficiency and renewable energy.
In April 2006, the National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) officially launched the "Top-1,000 Program," which targets energy efficiency improvements in the 1,000 largest enterprises that together consume one-third of all China's primary energy. (Photo: Patty Fong)
Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan will head up a team tasked with ensuring the country's energy consumption and pollution reduction targets stated in the Chinese government's 2006-2010 Five-Year Plan are met. China has set a goal of reducing energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20 percent by 2010. Energy consumption, however, fell only 1.23 percent in 2006, well short of the annual goal of four percent. Premier Wen also urged more curbs on industries that consume more energy and release more pollutants in a bid to ensure a healthy and fast economic growth in a speech addressed to the national working teleconference on energy saving and pollutants reduction on April 27, 2007.
In this presentation to global investors at JP Morgan's Hands-On China Series, Douglas Ogden, Director of the China Sustainable Energy Program, discussed the numerous opportunities for clean energy technology investment in China. For more information on JPMorgan's Hands-On China Series, please contact Suzie Kearns at email@example.com
Senior Policy Advisory Council Meeting & Forum on Implementing China’s 2010 20-Percent Energy Intensity Reduction Target— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 25, 2014 02:06 PM
The 2006 Senior Policy Advisory Council meeting—an annual gathering of ministers who provide guidance to CSEP program initiatives—took place November 9-10 in Sanya, Hainan Island. The events included a Forum on Implementing China’s 2010 20-Percent Energy Intensity Target, and included the Provincial Economic Commissions, Provincial Development and Reform Commissions, and several Provincial People's Congress members from 28 of 31 provinces.
In February 2006, NDRC approved three 200-MW wind projects for Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, Huadian Power International, and the China Three Gorges Project Corporation, all three located along the coast of Jiangsu Province. The approval of these three projects is the first time that NDRC has approved wind projects in the way of "granting" ever since NDRC adopted the "concession" approach. These are also the first batch of projects that NDRC has approved since the issuance of new renewable power pricing and cost-sharing regulations. The granting of these three wind projects outside the bidding process is an indication of NDRC's relaxation of its wind projects approval policy.
The State Environmental Protection Agency signs SO2 emissions reduction contracts with China's major power generating companies and seven provinces— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 25, 2014 02:08 PM
In the 11th Five-year Plan for Environmental Protection, SEPA adopted a “total emissions cap” requiring a 10% reduction in major pollutant emissions, and allocated varying emissions allowances to all provinces. The power sector will apply a separate allocation scheme. The signing of these contracts, which specify reduction targets, measures, and responsibilities, solidifies the arrangements.
Advocated by CSEP grantees, NDRC is proceeding with "constructing" an Energy Efficiency Power Plant (EPP) in Guangdong Province. EPPs are bundled energy efficiency projects that deliver saved kW and kWhs much the same way as conventional power plants; construction of an EPP obviates the need to build polluting coal-fired power plants. The implementation of EPPs require utilities to purchase saved capacity and energy, with associated costs recovered through increased rates. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide the necessary capital support for project implementation. CSEP grantees the Regulatory Assistance Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Optimal Energy have won the ADB contract for providing international best practice policy guidance and program design.
The Ministry of Construction completed the “Management Provision of Building Energy Efficiency” and submitted it to the State Council in May 2006. The provision includes residential and commercial building energy codes implementation requirements that carry strong legal weight; all provinces and cities must implement the codes. It is expected that the State Council will approve and issue the provision by the end of 2006.
Key government institutions accept tax and fiscal policies to promote energy efficient products and investment— by Li Jianke — last modified Feb 25, 2014 02:09 PM
Grantee- (Energy Research Institute, Research Institute of Fiscal Science) recommended incentives to promote energy efficient products and investment were accepted by key Ministry of Finance (MOF) and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) officials in April 2006. Enterprises are willing to invest in energy efficiency because they can deduct the investment and pay less tax. MOF and NDRC are working with relevant agencies to finalize the details and submit the regulations to the State Council for approval this year.
On June 15th, the Sustainable Energy Journalist Award, co-funded by CSEP and WWF China, honored journalists who contribute to public awareness of energy conservation through outstanding reporting of sustainable energy and environmental issues.
CSEP grantee, the South-North Institute for Sustainable Development, organized a team of journalists and experts to investigate environmental pollution due to energy exploitation and consumption in three heavily polluted aa
The vehicle excise tax, which strengthens the market for small and fuel-efficient vehicles, was adjusted and went into effect on April 1st, 2006.
In January 2006, NDRC released a number of regulations to support implementation of the Renewable Energy Law. The most important regulation is the "Provisional Methods for Renewable Energy Power Pricing and Cost-sharing Management," which adopts a feed-in tariff for power generated from biomass and other renewable sources. For biomass, the feed-in tariff is a benchmark coal-fired power tariff plus RMB 0.25 (U.S. 3.1 cents) per kWh. In contrast, for large wind farm projects, the regulation adopts a bidding approach. Experts hold different opinions toward this method. Some think that this may have an adverse impact on the stability of the wind market and will eventually hinder the development of a local wind industry.
China's first fuel economy standard, Fuel Consumption Limits for Passenger Cars, went into effect on July 1, 2005 for new models, and on July 1st, 2006 for already certificated models.
In August, James Godber, from the United Kingdom’s Climate Change Agreements team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), relocated to CSEP’s Beijing Office to help with the Top-1,000 Program implementation. He will apply his international experience with industrial energy savings agreements to provide assistance to NDRC and other Chinese project experts.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IESE) at Tsinghua University is a top center of environmental education and research. The Institute offers courses and programs in the major environmental sciences and engineering fields.
China’s top 1,000 enterprises use one third of the country’s primary energy. The program’s target is to reduce 100 million tons of coal equivalent in five years, equivalent to 242 million tons of carbon dioxide. NDRC held a workshop with associations of the nine key industry sectors on June 2nd to discuss the program’s implementation.
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