China Releases Policy Directive to Control Coal-Fired Power Capacity Until 2020

China Releases Policy Directive to Control Coal-Fired Power Capacity Until 2020

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). This newly released document shows Chinese government’s determination in reducing the risks of excess investment in coal power projects.

First Annual Berkeley-Tsinghua Energy Forum held in Beijing, China

First Annual Berkeley-Tsinghua Energy Forum held in Beijing, China

The Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center for Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC) was honored to host the first annual Berkeley Tsinghua Energy Forum on Friday, 21 October, 2016 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Professor Gao Hong, Vice Provost of Tsinghua University (Tsinghua), and Dr. Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) gave an opening welcome. 

BTJRC's Jiang Lin Reviews California Electricity Regulation in China Energy News

BTJRC's Jiang Lin Reviews California Electricity Regulation in China Energy News

In California, a number of regulators work together to take charge of infrastructure planning and investment processes. The entire power planning and procurement process is transparent and allows public participation. Taking into account the power supply and demand side of the resources, making the California power industry to efficient, low-carbon, sustainable direction to accelerate the transformation.

Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change formally launched

Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change formally launched

On May 10, 2016, the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BT-JRC) was formally launched at the Faculty Club on the UC Berkeley campus. UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks, Tsinghua University President Qiu Yong, and Berkeley Lab Director Witherell were all present and offered their strong support to this joint initiative between UC Berkeley, Tsinghua University of China, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop science-based solutions to tackle the challenges of climate change.