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Dr. Mark Levine, founder of China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laobratory, has been named Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Societal Impact. For more detail, please visit LBNL's website.
Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded that they would be effective in substantially reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in climate zones with hot summers.
The team simulated both residential and office buildings in seven Chinese cities in five climate zones, evaluating energy... Read More
The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) Consortium held its annual workshop on August 25-26 in Berkeley, California to evaluate performance of its 12 joint research projects and plan the future of the consortium after this high-profile program ends its first phase of work in 2015.
About 90 researchers, industrial partners and experts, and government officials from the U.S. and China attended this year's... Read More
Seven China Energy Group staff members participated in the 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, with five panel presentations and two poster presentations. The ACEEE conference, held every two years in Pacific Grove, CA, is a pre-eminent meeting bringing together a diverse array of professionals focused on discussing both the technological basis and practical policy-related implementation of actions focused on reducing the... Read More
The Environmental Energy Technology Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected as one of the three winners for 2014 Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The division is awarded for its four decades of leadership on energy efficiency R&D, helping to improve buildings technology and systems in extensive collaboration with industry and states.
In conjunction with the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing and met with China's Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang to chair the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Steering Committee Meeting on July 11, 2014. CERC, launched by President Obama and former Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2009, serves as a framework for joint research in key areas... Read More
As part of the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program and one of the activities of the Sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) signed a statement of intent for cooperation with its Chinese EcoPartner, the Shandong Academy of Science (SDAS), in the 2014 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Signing Ceremony on July 10 in Beijing, China.
Nan Zhou, the Deputy Group Leader of China Energy Group and... Read More
A delegation from the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS-IEE) visited Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on June 26, 2014 as part of their study tour focused on the U.S. developments in renewable distributed energy and their preparation of a report on similar topic for China's National Energy Administration in its deployment of 30 microgrid pilot projects.
Lv Fang, head of the delegation, also... Read More
On June 12th, 2014, a delegation from the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) led by Assistant Secretary David Danielson visited the Yanshan Petrochemical Company in the Fangshan District of Beijing, the site where Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL's) China Energy Group and others conducted a 4-day energy efficiency assessment in 2013 demonstrating the use of U.S. DOE energy auditing methods and tools. The U.S. DOE... Read More
China's largest construction company, the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), visited Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on June 27, 2014 to explore collaboration opportunities.
Led by CSCEC Deputy Director, Li Yungui, the delegation members were from CSCEC's Technology Research Center that is seeking technologies that could help the company address increasing challenges facing the Chinese building sector. Vladimir... Read More
Lynn Price, Staff Scientist and the Group Leader of the China Energy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented on the topic of “Bringing Science Solutions to the World: Low Carbon Research and Energy Innovation at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory” during the Think Tank Dialogue Panel on behalf of LBNL's Deputy Director, Horst Simon, at the Second Shenzhen International Low-Carbon City Forum in Shenzhen China on June 10-... Read More
The Fifth U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum was held in Beijing, China on June 11, 2014 with opening remarks from both Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy, and Xei Zhenhua, the Vice Chairman of Chinas National Development Reform Commission. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratorys China Energy Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinas Tianjin Energy... Read More
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group III, addressing the mitigation of climate change, has issued an executive summary of its Fifth Assessment report. The report updates policymakers on the technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change, including technologies and policies that can reduce impacts.
According to its website, "The IPCC Working Group III assesses all relevant options for mitigating climate change... Read More
At the invitation of a Chinese government think-tank to provide scientific guidance to address China's energy and environmental concerns, the China Energy Group (CEG) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory gave its first training on its energy and emissions modeling tool in China between March 5 and 28, 2014.
The 10-day training in Jinan City on the use of the Green Resources and Energy Appraisal Tool (GREAT), whose development was funded by... Read More
In its latest effort to support Chinese cities in reducing carbon emissions, researchers from the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory trained 20 Chinese researchers of China’s Shandong Academy of Science in Jinan city on March 6-7 in the use of four low carbon software tools. The trainees expressed great interest in the tools. Future training and tool dissemination efforts are planned through a series of upcoming training... Read More
The Bay Area Council's Economic Institute recently released Ties That Bind, 2014 Edition: The San Francisco Bay Area's Economic Links to Greater China, which includes a detailed summary of LBNL's China Energy Group. The report traces the efforts of the group’s founder, Dr. Mark D. Levine, back to 1987 when he highlighted the need for comprehensive energy consumption data collection in Chinese cities and set on a course to carry... Read More
The China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released the MAnufacturing STructure and Energy Research (MASTER) tool. The MASTER tool is designed to help users understand how different factors (production growth of industry subsectors, industry structural change, and energy intensity change of industry subsectors) influence overall industrial energy use trends over time. Policy makers often seek such values in order to make... Read More
Four members of the China Energy Group and two visitors from China's Energy Research Institute spent two days working together on their joint Reinventing Fire: China project with Rocky Mountain Institute staff members on December 4 and 5, 2013. The project, which builds on the analysis in RMI's Reinventing Fire project for the U.S., aims to combine the research skills of the U.S. and Chinese team members along with the... Read More
The China Energy Group's Lynn Price, Nan Zhou, and Lixuan Hong participated in the Energy Foundation China's 16th Senior Policy Advisory Council Meeting on November 15 which featured the Group's collaborative project with the Energy Foundation China, Rocky Mountain Institute, and China's Energy Research Institute. The theme of this year's meeting was "Reinventing Fire: Contributing to China's Energy Production and Consumption Revolution". Amory... Read More
Lynn Price, the Leader of the China Energy Group, was named a Guest Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing by University President Zhang Xinxin. The guest professorship is a key component of a multi-year program of China’s Ministry of Education called the Program for Introducing Expertise to Universities. The specific focus of the program is on industrial energy conservation and energy efficiency. Through this program,... Read More
A 24-member delegation of representatives of local Economic and Information Technology Commissions, selected industrial associations, the China International Engineering Consulting Corporation, the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group, and others – all hosted by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) – visited LBNL’s China Energy Group on October 31, 2013. China Energy Group members gave talks to... Read More
LBNL’s China Energy Group lead a delegation of more than 30 U.S. Clean Energy Research Center, Building Energy Efficiency Consortium members including research leads, industrial partners and technical advisers to meet with Chinese collaborators in Wuhan, China on October 29-31.
This year’s U.S.-China gathering, aimed at facilitating the development of work plans for the second half of the 5-year innovation and research program, also included a... Read More
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Moniz gave a talk on "Climate and Energy: the Road Ahead for US-China Cooperation" at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, on Monday, October 28th. In his speech, Secretary Moniz explained that he believes that "the challenges of energy and climate change are the most urgent facing our generation all around the globe" and that "China and the United States must be part of the solution". Secretary Moniz... Read More
A delegation from Yichun Municipality of Jiangxi Province, China, visited the University of California, Berkeley, on October 16, 2013, interested in learning more ideas and experiences in the development of a low carbon economy. Two researchers, Gang He and Lixuan Hong, from the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, gave the delegation two presentations that focus on the development of a low carbon economy in the United... Read More
China Energy Group staff members presented two posters in the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) Innovation Expo on Thursday, October 10th. The two posters, both of which received 4th place awards, were:
A Provincial-Scale Wind Resource Assessment for China Based on a Decade of Hourly Wind Speed Data, by Gang He
Quantifying the Co-benefits of Energy-Efficiency Projects and Programs: A Case Study in the... Read More
The China Energy Group – founded in 1988 by Mark Levine – celebrated its 25th Anniversary at a reception hosted by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) following the 4th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington DC. Remarks in honor of the Group were made by Jules Kortenhorst (CEO of RMI), Jon Creyts (Program Director, RMI), and Jiang Lin (Senior Vice President of Energy Foundation and Chairman of Energy Foundation China... Read More
Five staff members and two visiting researchers of the China Energy Group participated in the 4th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington DC on September 25th and 26th. Lynn Price moderated the session on Energy Management in Energy-Intensive Facilities, Nan Zhou provided an update on the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center – Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-... Read More
On Berkeley Lab's News Center website, there's a new story about the China Energy Group's China Energy Databook.
"In the five years since the China Energy Group of the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) released its last edition of the China Energy Databook, China has achieved two dubious distinctions: it surpassed the United States in energy consumption and it surpassed the United... Read More
Wang Shi, Chairman and Founder of Vanke, visited LBNL and led a team of Vanke executives and technical experts from China and the U.S. to exchange ideas and information on cutting-edge research, technologies, and emerging areas around energy-efficient buildings in the U.S. and China. Vanke, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, is the world's largest real estate developer and builds more than half of China's green buildings.
During his visit, Mr.... Read More
The Shenzhen Institute of Building Research of Shenzhen, China will collaborate with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on a variety of research and technology development and demonstration projects under a memorandum of understanding recently signed in Shenzhen by both parties.
Lynn Price, leader of the China Energy Group in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD), participated in a ceremony marking... Read More