Dr. Jiang Lin joins Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group

March 16th 2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Jiang Lin has recently joined the Group as a Staff Scientist. For the last eight years, Dr. Lin has been the Director of the Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program (2007-2013) and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Analysis (2014-2016). Dr. Lin managed the growth of Energy Foundation China into one of the largest international NGOs devoted to promoting clean energy and climate solutions in China. Before joining the Energy Foundation, Dr. Lin was previously at LBNL from 1994-2007, conducting research in the Appliance Standards and China Energy Groups.

Dr. Lin will focus his research on energy and climate policy issues in China and will assist the China Energy Group in its role as one of the three key institutions that have initiated the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change along with the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute of the University of California-Berkeley and the Institute of Low Carbon Economy of Tsinghua University in China.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Lin return to Berkeley Lab to help us build a new Joint Research Center with UC Berkeley and Tsinghua University focused on energy and climate change research. His experience building institutions as well as working with government leaders, funders, and collaborators both in China and internationally will be invaluable as we launch this new Center,” explained Dr. Horst Simon, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director.

“I am honored to re-join the China Energy Group at LBNL and to have the opportunity to help build the new Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center with three leading scientific institutions in the world. As the U.S. and China continue to play a leadership role in moving the world to a low emissions future, we need to develop both technical and policy tools to support decision-makers and practitioners in both countries to meet their ambitious climate targets. We also need to train and develop the next generation of leaders in both countries in order to meet the challenges of climate change,” says Dr. Lin. The three institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch the new Joint Research Center during the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Paris last December.