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Dr. Nan Zhou appointed to APEC Advisory Board

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In September Dr. Nan Zhou, group leader of the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, was appointed to the Advisory Board of the APEC Sustainable Energy Center for a three year term. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for its 21 Pacific Rim member countries, whose mission is to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Zhou is one of just two U.S. members on the Advisory Board.

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China Energy Group assisted the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in organizing the 8th U.S-China Energy Efficiency Forum in Denver

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) China Energy Group (CEG) assisted the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in organizing the 8th U.S-China Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) in Denver, Colorado on October 13th, co-hosted by the U.S. DOE and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The annual EEF is the primary platform for senior U.S.

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China Energy Group co-hosts a report launch event on the eve of the 8th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum

Monday, October 16, 2017

On October 12th, the China Energy Group (CEG) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), along with International Energy Administration (IEA), Energy Research Institute (ERI) of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Energy Management Company Association (EMCA), Energy Foundation China (EFC), and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), co-hosted a reception at the Denver Downtown Sheraton Hotel to release the 

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8th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum | 第八届中美能效论坛

Friday, October 13, 2017

The 8th Annual U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) was held in Denver, Colorado on October 13, 2017.

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Power Sector Reform in China

Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

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Dr. Nan Zhou made a keynote speech at the Shenzhen International Low Carbon Forum on September 7, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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 this year's forum.

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The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) Program Leads Workshop on Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Development at the 5th International Low Carbon City Forum in Shenzhen, China

Monday, September 11, 2017

The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) program led a workshop entitled, "Net Zero Energy Building Innovation Technology Application Workshop," at the 5th International Low Carbon City Forum in Shenzhen, China on September 8th 2017.

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Lynn Price Receives 2017 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award

Monday, August 28, 2017

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 example for researchers in the industrial energy efficiency sector, including her important contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, her work with the members of the China Energy Group and colleagues in China, including work on such impactful projects as the Top-1000 Enterprises Program which The Economist called “arguably the single most important climate policy in the world,” as well as working with the members of the China Energy Group to provide technical support to the Obama Administration intergovernmental team on the U.S.-China Climate Change Announcement in 2014 and the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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International Research and Development Collaboration Leads to Buildings Innovation in U.S. and China

Monday, August 28, 2017

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

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China Released a Policy Directive to Control Coal-fired Power Capacity Until 2020

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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 during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

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