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Ambassador Max Sieben Baucus was accompanied by his wife, Melodee Hanes and Evan Felsing, Deputy Section Chief for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, on a visit to Berkeley Lab last week. During their meeting with Director Mike Witherell, Ashok Gadgil (Energy Technologies Area Deputy for Science and Technology), and Lynn Price and Nan Zhou (ETA's China Energy Group), they discussed current U.S.-China topics such as the recent U.S.-... Read More
The China Energy Group hosted its 8th annual Chinese New Year Party on February 17th. More than 100 people from across the Lab’s many departments came to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. The event also gave the China Energy Group an opportunity to thank everyone for the work they do that supports our efforts. Our guests came from the Affiliates Office, Budget Office, Communications Office, Director’s Office, Environmental... Read More
Dr. Nan Zhou, Staff Scientist and Deputy Group Leader of the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory participated and spoke at the 26th China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Guangzhou, co-chaired by China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in November 2015.
Dr. Nan Zhou was invited as one of the two experts from the U.S. to speak... Read More
Since becoming the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter in 2007, China now contributes nearly 20 per cent of global emissions. While 58 per cent of China's energy-related CO2 emissions are currently derived from cities, in the coming decades this figure is likely to climb closer to the 70 per cent global average, according to a report, issued by the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stockholm... Read More
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley announced they are partnering with Tsinghua University in Beijing to form the Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change, a center that will aim to develop scientifically based clean energy solutions and the next generation of leaders to champion those solutions.
The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Paris today. “Berkeley Lab’s... Read More
Eight staff members and two affiliates of the China Energy Group participated in the 6th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington DC.
At the plenary sessions, Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy and Mr. Wang Shancheng, Deputy Director General of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)... Read More
The inaugural 2015 International Workshop for Asia Energy Efficiency Policy and Program Evaluation was held on October 13-14, 2015 in Beijing. For China and other rapidly developing countries in Asia, evaluation can play a key role in informing policy design, measuring the impact of various energy policies and programs and improving implementation and future development. Leading international evaluation experts, including the founders of the U.S... Read More
On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the honorable LI Qiang, Governor of Zhejiang Province, led a delegation team from Zhejiang Province to visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Honorary Zhejiang delegates accompanying the Governor included Yonghui Jin, Director General of Zhejiang Provincial Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Department, Jianming Shen, Deputy Secretary General of Zhejiang Provincial People's Government, and... Read More
The China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) participated in the two-day U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles this week. The Summit fulfills a key element of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change by Presidents Obama and Xi last November, helping to ensure that the... Read More
A delegation from China’s National Energy Conservation Center and local energy conservation centers visited the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on September 2nd, 2015. Mr. Wang Shancheng, Deputy Director of the Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) led the delegation team. The delegation was on a study tour to learn about... Read More
While on a trip to New York and Chicago, Chinese Pinggu Party Secretary Zhang Jifu developed a strong interest in environmentally-friendly city design. Thereafter, he attended a two-week course in the U.S arranged by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s Paulson Institute.
As a result of the course, and his understanding of the Paulson Institute’s 65-page report, coauthored by LBNL’s Dr. Nan Zhou, Zhang saw “the importance of developing... Read More
On Friday, May 1, 2015, an official ceremony celebrating the collaboration between the Shandong Academy of Science and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) was held on-site at Berkeley Lab. This occasion furthered discussion on scientific and technical cooperation activities under the U.S.-China EcoPartnership and the 2009 U.S.-China Clean Energy Announcement.
Honorary Shandong delegates included Wei Sun, Executive Provincial Governor of... Read More
The annual Philomathia Forum, organized by the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute (BECI), was held March 18-19, 2015 on the campus of UC Berkeley. International experts in the ares of science and technology of energy production, smart manufacturing, policy innovations, and business leadership came to the Forum to present innovative ideas and discuss solutions to achieve energy and environmental goals, including the recent China-U.S. climate... Read More
China’s Green & Low-Carbon Development Think Tank Partnership (GDTP) Annual Conference was held in Beijing on January 24, 2015. About 100 experts and institution representatives participated in the conference, discussed future GDTP efforts, and witnessed the formal establishment of the GDTP Advisory Council.
Dr. He Jiankun, former executive vice president of Tsinghua University and convener of the 2015 GDTP, introduced the background and... Read More
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. Our guests came from the Director’s office, Environmental Technologies Area office, Affiliates office, Budget, Communications,... Read More
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... Read More
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. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley... Read More
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:
Extending the CERC mandate for an additional five years from 2016-2020;
Renewing funding for the three existing tracks: building efficiency, clean vehicles, and advanced coal technologies with carbon capture, use and sequestration (CCUS); and
Launching a new track on the interaction of... Read More
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... Read More
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-... Read More
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:
https://... Read More
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.
About 200 experts from key governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and companies participated in the workshop which... Read More
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.
Bo Song, head of the delegation and also head of the Building Performance Research Center of CABR Energy and Environment Institute, first introduced the institute’s work in building energy efficiency of public institution in China. The institute is... Read More
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.
DER-CAM 4.1.3 optimizes generation resources... Read More
Nan Zhou, the Deputy Group Leader of China Energy Group and the U.S. Director of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Center-Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) said in an interview with the Hong Kong-based television broadcaster, Phoenix Television, that the "CREC-BEE consortium accelerates innovation as participating researchers create market-driven technologies with industrial partners commercializing the technologies in shorter periods of time."
In... Read More
As part of its ongoing efforts to increase the adoption of its software tools for low-carbon eco-city development in Chinese cities, the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory delivered a three-day training workshop on September 13-15 in Jinan City, China.
Fourteen experts from 11 Chinese institutions from provinces across China attended the workshop led by the Group's researchers, Dr. Lixuan Hong and Dr. Jing Ke. Workshop... Read More
Two days after delivering a training on the China Energy Group's software tools for low carbon eco-city development in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, Dr. Lixuan Hong travelled to Shenzhen in southern China to give another training session on September 17.
Twenty-five experts from the local government, the private sector, and a public research university that are directly or indirectly involved in the city's international low carbon... Read More
The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) was credited in an article titled "U.S.-China Rifts on Hacking, Spying Put Aside for Climate" for its efforts in bringing together more than 1,100 Chinese and American scientists from research laboratories and private companies on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean to enhance cooperation on climate change.