The Department of Energy announced today the selection of the West Virginia University, the World Resources Institute, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and other partners to implement the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), which will focus on advancing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Throughout this program, WRI, WVU, LLNL and the consortia members will work together to rapidly implement the development, demonstration and commercialization of CCS, with the goal of helping the United States and China transition to a low-carbon economy.

Following is a statement by Jennifer Morgan, director of WRI’s climate and energy program:

“Collaborative action on clean energy technology research and development will enable results beyond what China and the United States could achieve alone. The coal challenge is global and its solutions must be global too. Cooperation between the two largest emitters is an important step for moving forward on solving the climate change challenge.”

Following are links to additional information about WRI’s work with China and CCS:

WRI Report on CCS in China

Ensuring Safe Carbon Capture and Storage in China

A First Hand View of China's Carbon Capture and Storage Actions

Can the U.S. and China Cooperate on Coal?