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On September 14, 2017, Berkeley Lab's Jiang Lin gave a lecture at Peking University's National School of Development that focused on China’s power system reform under the economic “New Normal” and climate change.
Dr. Lin's presentation first reviewed the history of power sector reform in California and then discussed power overcapacity issues in China. Later, Dr. Lin re-assessed China’s electricity demand under the economic “New Normal”,... Read More
China Energy Group members attended the 5th Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum in Shenzhen, China, September 7-8, 2017. This annual two-day forum is organized by Shenzhen Institute of Building Research, together with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, European Environmental Foundation, Shenzhen Green & Low-carbon Development Foundation, and Shenzhen Green Building Association. Participants from more than 30 countries attended... Read More
The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) Program: Delivering Innovation in Building Technologies through Bilateral Collaboration and Public-Private Partnerships
Led by the BTO and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) Center for Science and Technology... Read More
Lynn Price has been awarded the 2017 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The Champion award recognizes outstanding achievement and leadership in the field of industrial energy efficiency. Lynn is being honored for her passion for energy efficiency, including many and substantial accomplishments and she is being recognized for her commitment over many years which has set an... Read More
On August 14, 2017, National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration, along with 14 other national ministries, jointly released a policy directive on controlling coal-fired power capacity until 2020. This document sets a target of limiting total coal power capacity within 1100 GW by 2020 and requires to stop or postpone 150 GW of coal power projects... Read More
The U.S.-China Green Building Center Launch Ceremony was held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on August 11th at the Berkeley Lab. The Center was jointly established by LBNL and the China Green Building Council (China GBC) to promote widespread adoption of green buildings in both the United States and China through collaboration and exchange on research, practices, technologies, policies, and knowledge on sustainable design,... Read More
Scientist Peter Therkelson organized a recent visit by the Association of Energy Service Providers (AESP) to the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab.
AESP leaders Patsy Dugger from CB& and Karen Maos from Navigant also facilitated the visit.
Seven LBNL speakers gave presentations, and the group enjoyed FLEXLAB® tours.
Approximately 25 attendees from AESP, representing 15 organizations, were at the May visit.
Speakers were:... Read More
China Energy Group and the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy & Climate Change (BR JRC) are partnering with the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley to provide lectures to broaden participants’ knowledge and perspectives on environmental and natural resource science, policy, management, and leadership.
On June 22, Lynn Price, Nan Zhou and Jingjing Zhang gave a lecture on Low... Read More
A delegation from Didi visited China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on June 16, 2017. Mr. Bei Zhang, the Vice President and Director of Institute of Policy Research from Didi led the delegation team. The delegation was consist of members from Didi, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The delegation was on a study tour to learn about shared economy,... Read More
On June 5, Berkeley Lab and the China Association of Building Energy Efficiency (CABEE) conducted a joint workshop on building energy data and provincial energy calculation. The workshop was conducted to support China in developing a Better Buildings China Pilot Program – a voluntary energy efficiency market transformation pilot program modeled after the ... Read More
On June 7th, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) Center for Science and Technology of Construction (CSTC), co-hosted a side event, “The Role of Bilateral Research, Development, and Deployment (RD&D) Programs in Accelerating Clean Energy Solutions: Lessons from the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) Program,” at the... Read More
On June 5, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and Innovative Green Development Program (iGDP) co-hosted the "Low Carbon City Tools Workshop" in Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. The workshop is supported by U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy Foundation China, and it gathered more than 50 low-carbon city researchers from research institutions, universities and private companies in China. The training... Read More
LBNL's China Energy Group's efforts in working with Chinese cities to promote clean energy development was recognized in EERE International's 2016 Year in Review released on January 19, 2017.
"Clean energy development in Chinese cities: China is calling for cities to peak their emissions before 2030. With nearly 100 cities with more than 1 million people, the opportunity space for clean development is enormous. We supported training on
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In 2015, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley announced a partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing. They formed the Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change, a center helping to develop scientifically based clean energy solutions and the next generation of leaders to champion those solutions.
Today, that effort received welcome support from Jim... Read More
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... Read More
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.
The China Energy Group's Chris Marnay attended the Shenzhen workshop on 3-4 Nov. The Working Group... Read More
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.
Dr. Zhou’s research focuses on modeling and evaluating China’s... Read More
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. Mr. Tang Jie, previous vice mayor of Shenzhen city, Mr. Wang Hushan, deputy secretariat in chief of Shenzhen government, Cai... Read More
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. and Chinese government, researcher institutes, national laboratories, private industry, non-profit organizations, academia, and demonstration... Read More
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. The report was authored by the Energy Research Institute (ERI) under China’s... Read More
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). About 10 researchers from GIEC... Read More
During the afternoon of June 6, 2016, one day ahead of the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit, the Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Initiative Secretariat Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and China’s Energy Research Institute (ERI), organized a Cities Tools Training Workshop in Beijing with support... Read More
The fourth International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC) held in Amsterdam from June 6 – 9, 2016 brought together energy and evaluation researchers and practitioners from around the world. The conference began with pre-conference workshops focusing on process and market evaluations, evaluation of energy saving programs and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, target and goal setting and holistic approach to... Read More
On May 10, 2016, the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BT-JRC) was formally launched at the Faculty Club on the UC Berkeley campus. UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks, Tsinghua University President Qiu Yong, and Berkeley Lab Director Witherell were all present and offered their strong support to this joint initiative between UC Berkeley, Tsinghua University of China, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to... Read More