China Energy Group Brochure
China is fueling its phenomenal economic growth with huge quantities of coal. The environmental consequences reach far beyond its borders—China has now surpassed the United States in energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Expanding its supply of other energy sources, like nuclear power and imported oil, raises trade and security issues. Soaring electricity demand has led to the construction of 50-100 GW (or more) of new capacity per year in the recent past, creating sustained financing and environmental challenges.
While daunting, the challenge of meeting China's energy needs presents a wealth of opportunities, particularly in meeting demand through improved energy efficiency.
The China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is committed to understanding those opportunities, and to exploring their implications for policy and business. We work collaboratively with energy researchers, regulators, and consumers in China and elsewhere to:
• develop and enhance the capabilities of Chinese institutions that promote energy efficiency,
• better understand the dynamics of energy use in China, and
• create links between Chinese, U.S., and international institutions.
More information of our work and projects are presented in our latest version of China Energy Group Brochure.