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Energy Foundation China is a professional grantmaking charitable organization registered in California, U.S. It has been working in China since 1999, and is dedicated 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 greenhouse gas emissions neutrality, world-class air quality, energy access, and green growth through transforming energy and optimizing 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 contribute to crosscutting and integrated issues that have big impacts on China’s decarbonized development through six task forces: Long-Term Strategy for Decarbonization, Urbanization, Coal Transition, Electrification, Air Quality, International Cooperation.

Through the end of 2023, Energy Foundation China had funded 4,037 projects operated by over 968 grantees, with total funding amount nearly 510 million dollars. Our grantees include leading policy research institutes, academies, industry associations, local energy efficiency institutions, and NGOs in China and abroad, such as the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Peking University, All-China Environment Federation, China Association for NGO Cooperation, Friends of Nature, etc. In 2023, we received 87.6 million contribution, allowing us to support 352 more projects, with the help of our 75 staff.

Prior to 2019, EF China operated jointly with United States Energy Foundation as a single institution. In order to increase impact by empowering local decision-making and collaboration, EF China and U.S. Energy Foundation evolved the way they were organized and formally separated in 2019 to become two independent, 501(c)(3) public charities. More information about U.S. Energy Foundation can be found at


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