While champagne glasses were clinking at the White House state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao, senior officials, academic experts and industry leaders from China and the United States were discussing clean energy cooperation at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Jefferson Memorial.
On January 18, at a ceremony at the U.S.-China Strategic Forum on Clean Energy Cooperation in Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and China’s Energy Minister Zhang Guogao and Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang signed an agreement to advance the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). The agreement was announced as part of a “new era” of clean energy cooperation, as Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to China, put it at the event.
Keeping track of reports on the potential impacts of EPA regulations is becoming a full time job. Dr. Susan Tierney, Managing Principal at the Analysis Group and WRI Director, provides a “field guide” to these studies, and explains what they might mean for the power supply landscape in the next few years.
As the Year of the Rabbit approaches, President Hu Jintao is preparing to pay his first official state visit to the United States in five years to meet with President Barack Obama. Relations between the two major countries were mixed in 2010, with brighter spots arriving late in the year.
WRI President Jonathan Lash previews the key environmental issues to watch in 2011.
2011 will be a big year for climate and energy policy development in China, so we thought we’d highlight some of the key China energy and climate-related stories to watch out for during the course of the year. We’ve known to expect major developments now for over a year, since China’s commitments made at the Copenhagen climate talks in late 2009 were scheduled to be implemented in the 2011 12th Five Year Plan.
After years of delay, EPA gets back on track in issuing rules that provide a path to a cleaner power fleet.
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This chart is a reproduction of this chart from EEI that has been used to suggest that EPA's regulatory
Comparison of Actual and Projected Corporate Average Fuel Economy for New Passenger Vehicles
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Informs the investment community by providing information and context on the potential market growth of energy-efficient technologies in buildings.
The Clean Air Act would spur energy efficiency upgrades, boosting competitiveness for many U.S. manufacturers.
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The low-carbon energy imperative
Among the issues domestic and international policymakers must address in combating climate change is how to deploy and diffuse current low-carbon technologies in developing countries.
Leading US-China Experts Discuss Tianjin and US-China Climate and Energy Issues.
The under-served rural Indian market offers opportunities for investors to support the sustainable energy solutions of the future.
Could a major industrialized country be powered entirely by renewable energy? Germany wants to be the first to try.
Wind power is a nascent industry in the United States, but has the potential to spur job creation. Several studies show that wind power creates more jobs than power generation from fossil fuels.
SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.