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Energy Foundation China, Environment Ministry’s Communications Arm to Enhance Cooperation

by Chen Renwei — last modified Jul 05, 2018 04:36 PM

On May 17, Energy Foundation China (EF China) and the Center for Environmental Education and Communications of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (CEEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic communications in Beijing.

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EF China president shares his opinion about the institutional reform that transferred climate change authorities to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment

by Chen Renwei — last modified May 21, 2018 09:50 PM

Shifting the climate change functions to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment gives the new Ministry a significant political mandate that provides an institutional guarantee for ecological civilization, green development, and a global community with shared future for humankind.

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Energy Foundation China Welcomes Bernice Lee Joining EF’s China Committee

by Chen Renwei — last modified May 12, 2018 03:34 PM

Bernice Lee, Executive Director of the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, has joined the Energy Foundation’s China Committee.

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China’s Leadership and Infrastructure Investment Became Focus at Green Development Dialogue

by Chen Renwei — last modified May 22, 2018 11:49 AM

On March 23, Energy Foundation China, Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua University, and European Climate Foundation held the second meeting of the Dialogue Series on Global and China Agenda of Green and Low Carbon Development in Beijing, focusing on China’s Leadership and Infrastructure Investment.

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Track-II Dialogue Held to Keep the Momentum of the Paris Agreement

by Chen Renwei — last modified May 22, 2018 11:39 AM

Energy Foundation China and European Climate Foundation held a seminar titled “Dialogue Between China and the World: Enhancing the Momentum to Implement the Paris Agreement” in Beijing on March 27.

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Leading Economists and Scientists Explored China’s Mid-Century Strategy for Climate Mitigation

by Chen Renwei — last modified May 22, 2018 11:44 AM

On March 27-28, the “China’s Mid-Century Strategy for Climate Mitigation: Framing and Methodologies” seminar was held in Beijing, with support from Energy Foundation China, 2050 Pathways Platform, and the International Energy Agency.

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Energy Foundation CEO Joins Leading Voices at China Development Forum

by Chen Renwei — last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:59 PM

On March 24, 2018, Energy Foundation CEO and Co-founder Eric Heitz attended the annual China Development Forum as a formal delegate and addressed its Economic Summit Parallel Session—Climate Change and Carbon Trading.

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Energy Foundation China President Zou Ji met with California Governor Jerry Brown

by Chen Renwei — last modified Mar 08, 2018 09:34 PM

On March 6, Energy Foundation China President Zou Ji met with California Governor Jerry Brown at the Governor’s Office in San Francisco, and discussed China-California climate cooperation and the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

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China Imposes First-Ever Fines for Auto Emissions Violations

by Chen Renwei — last modified Mar 05, 2018 07:10 PM

In January, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) imposed fines on two domestic truck makers—Tangjun and Kama—for selling vehicles that didn’t comply with emissions standards. These were the first-ever fiscal penalties levied by the ministry for auto emissions violations. The two companies were fined nearly $6 million total, or $14,000 per vehicle, for trucks that sold for an average of $7,000.

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Mega-City Wuhan Issues Carbon Peaking Plan With Emissions Cap

by Chen Renwei — last modified Feb 11, 2018 04:05 PM

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.

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Statement on China’s Launch of the National Emissions Trading System

by Chen Renwei — last modified Jan 07, 2018 10:18 AM

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.

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

by Chen Renwei — last modified Dec 11, 2017 06:12 PM

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.

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

by Chen Renwei — last modified Dec 12, 2017 10:59 AM

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.

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China First Forum Focused on the Role Philanthropy Play in Cleaning up the Country’s Air

China First Forum Focused on the Role Philanthropy Play in Cleaning up the Country’s Air

by Chen Renwei — last modified Mar 08, 2018 11:28 PM

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.

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EF China and China Southern Power Grid Signed a MOU

EF China and China Southern Power Grid Signed a MOU

by hewei — last modified Nov 27, 2017 11:11 PM

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Energy Foundation China (EF China) and China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd (CSG) on August 17 in Guangzhou.

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Zou Ji to Serve as President of Energy Foundation China

Zou Ji to Serve as President of Energy Foundation China

by Chen Renwei — last modified Nov 16, 2017 02:37 PM

We are delighted to announce that as of today, our new Energy Foundation China President, Prof. Zou Ji, has officially joined the staff in our Beijing Representative Office.

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Clean Energy Transition becomes the new engine of economic growth – Energy Foundation holds Clean Energy Economy Transition Forum in Beijing

Clean Energy Transition becomes the new engine of economic growth – Energy Foundation holds Clean Energy Economy Transition Forum in Beijing

by Chen Renwei — last modified Dec 10, 2017 09:51 PM

On June 6th – 8th, the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and the Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2), hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology was held in China National Conference Center. On June 6th, Energy Foundation, with the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology, successfully organized the side event – Clean Energy Economy Transition Forum.

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Trump's decision will not stop a global economy towards a low-carbon future

by Chen Renwei — last modified Dec 04, 2017 03:03 PM

The president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement undermines the efforts of states, cities, and American businesses to grow the economy and create jobs. America is retreating from its global leadership position on trade, national security, and climate change.

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China’s Enhanced Global Leadership on Clean Energy Will Boost Its New Silk Road Initiative

China’s Enhanced Global Leadership on Clean Energy Will Boost Its New Silk Road Initiative

by Chen Renwei — last modified Dec 02, 2017 12:41 PM

Government officials, organization representatives, experts, scholars, and business leaders from over 130 countries and 70 international organizations recently gathered in Beijing to discuss topics like infrastructure, energy resources, environmental protection, trade, and economic cooperation at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Eric Heitz, Co-founder and CEO of Energy Foundation, attended the forum and was invited to address the Fifth Global Think Tank Summit on the Belt and Road Initiative and clean energy.

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International Workshop to address the port emissions in the Pearl River Delta Region

International Workshop to address the port emissions in the Pearl River Delta Region

by Chen Renwei — last modified Dec 06, 2017 02:41 PM

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.

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EF China received Outstanding Contribution Award from VECC

EF China received Outstanding Contribution Award from VECC

by Chen Renwei — last modified Apr 06, 2017 05:11 PM

EF China received prestigious award from the Vehicle Emissions Control Centre of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on February 28, 2017.

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MOU Signed to Launch an Urbanization Forum

MOU Signed to Launch an Urbanization Forum

by Chen Renwei — last modified Feb 08, 2017 11:32 PM

China Academy of Urban Planning & Design (CAUPD) and EF China signed on January 19 a memorandum of understanding on establishing ‘China's Urbanization Think Tank Forum’

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Vice Minster of MOHURD Met Jan Gehl and CSCP Director of EF China

Vice Minster of MOHURD Met Jan Gehl and CSCP Director of EF China

by Zhou Jie — last modified Nov 09, 2016 04:08 PM

Ms. Huang Yan, Vice Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development, met the famous Danish architect and urban design consultant Jan Gehl, accompanied by the Sustainable City Program Director of EF China Wang Zhigao, at China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, on November 1st.

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City Air Quality Attainment Plan Pilots Workshop

City Air Quality Attainment Plan Pilots Workshop

by Chen Renwei — last modified Mar 09, 2018 08:32 AM

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.

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China’s ratification of Paris Agreement will set a good example for countries worldwide

by Wang Wei — last modified Sep 10, 2016 11:51 PM

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.

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Energy Foundation and Municipal Government of Zhenjiang Sign Green and Low-carbon Development Cooperation MOU

Energy Foundation and Municipal Government of Zhenjiang Sign Green and Low-carbon Development Cooperation MOU

by Zhou Jie — last modified Dec 07, 2017 08:53 AM

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.

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Li Yangzhe, Deputy Administrator of National Energy Administration of China, met with Eric Heitz, Co-founder and CEO of the Energy Foundation

Li Yangzhe, Deputy Administrator of National Energy Administration of China, met with Eric Heitz, Co-founder and CEO of the Energy Foundation

by Zhou Jie — last modified Nov 13, 2017 09:33 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.

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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 10:23 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.

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New Case Study on the Clean Energy Transformation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Launched

by Chen Renwei — last modified Jul 01, 2016 05:33 PM

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.

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Local Air Quality Management Pilot Project (Phase II) Has Been Launched

by Chen Renwei — last modified Jul 01, 2016 05:26 PM

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.

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