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Prof. Stephanie Ohshita Considers Urban Energy and Water Infrastructure For Resilient Low-Carbon Cities with LBNL China Energy Group

Friday, December 2, 2016

Even as cities pursue energy-efficient and low-carbon transformation,they are facing the impacts of climate change, including severe storms that threaten lives and infrastructure, droughts and floods, intensified heat waves, worsening smog, and other ecological and human health impacts. How can cities be both resilient and low-carbon, such that communities “survive and thrive” in a changing climate? What are the energy implications of these efforts? 

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The China Energy Group Releases the Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low-Carbon Cities

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is pleased to announce the release of a new software tool and user guide to support city-level action on climate change: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low-Carbon Cities (BEST Cities).

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Led U.S.-China Smart Grid Benefits Assessment White Paper Released

Monday, November 14, 2016

A joint White Paper on smart grid benefits assessment released at the final workshop of U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group, Smart Grid in Shenzhen was the culmination of a three-year collaboration between multiple U.S. and China research groups. U.S. DOE leads American participation and its counterpart is the National Energy Administration.

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Dr. Nan Zhou becomes Leader of the China Energy Group

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Effective November 1, 2016, Dr. Nan Zhou is the Group Leader of the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The China Energy Group has worked collaboratively with researchers and policymakers in China since 1988, and has provided significant support to numerous key U.S.-China technology and policy-related initiatives to reduce energy use and emissions in China.

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Dr. Nan Zhou gave a speech at the Foundation Laying Ceremony for LBNL-Shenzhen IBR Joint Research Center

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

On October 12, Nan Zhou, Deputy Group Leader of the China Energy Group at LBNL participated in the foundation laying ceremony for the Sino-US Low Carbon Building and Community Innovation Experimental Center, which is the office building for the LBNL-Shenzhen IBR Joint Research Center, in Longgang District, Shenzhen city.

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CERC-BEE Hosted Policy and Markets Planning Meeting on “Uncovering Barriers and Solutions to Building Energy Efficiency” in Shanghai

Saturday, October 22, 2016

On October 20th, US-China Clean Energy Research Center, Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) hosted an workshop on “Uncovering Barriers and Solutions to Building Energy Efficiency” in Shanghai, China.

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U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) Launches Phase 2.0 in Zhuhai, China on October 17th and 18th

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

On October 17th and 18th at the Singyes Solar building in Zhuhai, China, the CERC-BEE program held a bilateral stakeholder meeting to formally close out phase 1.0 of its work (2010-2015) and launch phase 2.0 (2016-2020). The stakeholder meeting brought together more than 50 representatives from the U.S.

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7th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum | 第七届中美能效论坛

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The 7th Annual U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) was held in Beijing, China on October 13, 2016 at the Presidential Plaza Hotel Beijing. The event was organized in partnership between China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

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Reinventing Fire: China Report Released at G20 Energy Efficiency Forum

Friday, September 16, 2016

Reinventing Fire: China, a groundbreaking energy roadmap for China that shows how the country can meet its ambitious, six-fold 2050 economic growth target using almost the same amount of energy in 2050 as 2010, but with substantially more renewable energy and less coal was released on September 6th at the G20 Energy Efficiency Forum in Beijing.

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China Energy Group Conducted Trainings on Low-carbon City Tools for Researchers from 9 Cities in China

Friday, July 1, 2016

In June, China Energy Group (CEG) conducted three additional trainings on the low-carbon city tools, i.e., GREAT, BEST Cities, Urban-RAM and ELITE Cities, co-organized by research organizations from cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Jinan. On June 15, CEG group members performed the training in Guangzhou with support from Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conservation and Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIEC).

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