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The China Energy Group hosted its 7th annual Chinese New Year Party on February 20th

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The China Energy Group hosted its 7th annual Chinese New Year Party on February 20th. Close to 100 people from across the Lab’s many departments came to celebrate the Year of the Ram. The event also gave the China Energy Group an opportunity to thank everyone for the work they do that supports our efforts.

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China National Energy Conservation Center Held International Energy Conservation Policies Workshop

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On Feb. 12, 2015, China National Energy Conservation Center (NECC) invited Dr. Bo Shen from LBNL to give a lecture onInnovative mechanisms of international energy efficiency policy and its implication on China. Dr. Shen elaborated international leading experiences and mature practices on energy efficiency through case studies from the perspectives of policy making and mechanism innovation. Dr. Shen also discussed the policy implications on China energy conservation policy making.

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U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group Energy Performance Contracting Symposium held in Beijing

Monday, February 16, 2015

On January 29, 2015, the energy service company (ESCO) Committee of the China Energy Conservation Association (EMCA) hosted the U.S.-China Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Symposium at China People’s Palace in Beijing. The U.S.-China EPC Symposium was held as part of the U.S.-China ESCO project under the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) framework. The U.S. State Department, U.S.

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U.S. President Obama and China President Xi Jinping make Joint Announcement on the Extension and Expansion of CERC

Monday, December 1, 2014

In November 2014, The United States and China made a renewed and expanded commitment to the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). This will include:

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CEG Staff Scientist Led Tianjin 2014 Symposium on Microgrids

Monday, November 17, 2014

China Energy Group Affiliate and retired Berkeley Lab Staff Scientist Chris Marnay organized and led the Tianjin 2014 Symposium on Microgrids in Tianjin, China on November 13-14. This was Dr. Marny’s  tenth Microgrid Symposium as chairman. This symposium is a series that dates back to the first on the U.C. Berkeley Campus in 2005, with others in Montreal, Nagoya, Kythnos Is., Greece, San Diego, Jeji Is., South Korea, Évora, Portugal, and Santiago, Chile.

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Berkeley Lab on U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Nov. 11, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made a historic U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change outlining each country’s commitment to strengthen bilateral cooperation on climate change and to announce post-2020 actions in support of the effort to transition to low-carbon economies.

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China Energy Group scientists are serving as guest-editors of a “Special Issue on Resource Efficiency in Chinese Industry” in Resources, Conservation and Recycling journal

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Resources, Conservation and Recycling journal, which is a renown international journal published by Elsevier, is now accepting research articles for an upcoming Special Issue on Resource Efficiency in Chinese Industry. Please see the call for papers from the link below:

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CEG presented in High-Level Energy-Efficiency Standards Labelling

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 11, 2014 – On behalf of the China Energy Group, Yao Yuan presented the Group’s labeling work titled “International Comparison of Standards and Labeling Programs and Key Success Factors” at the International Workshop of Energy Saving & Low Carbon Standards in Beijing, China.  

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China Academy of Building Research visited LBNL

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A delegation from China’s largest and most diverse research institution in building industry, China Academy of Building Research (CABR), visited Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on October 13. 

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Microgrid Version of Distributed Energy Resource Software Is Now Available

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has released DER-CAM 4.1.3, the latest version of the Distributed Energy Resources – Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This new version, released on October 1, 2014, improves on previous DER-CAM versions by bringing new capabilities focused on some of the key issues pertaining to microgrids and to their planning process.

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