Focus Areas

Energy Efficiency

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration in the fields of energy auditing, public financing mechanisms, and energy efficiency in building technologies.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Duke Energy-Charlotte-ENN-Langfang, Utah-Qinghai, US and China Business Councils for Sustainable Development, Greensburg - Mianzhu, Seattle - Dalian, Center for Climate Strategies and Global Environment Institute, Portland - Kunming, SBU-Tongji Innovative Biogas Management, RRR-GZICCEP: Coal Mine Methane EcoPartnership, NRDC-BEEC: Beijing Demand Side Management, ISC-NCSC: Low-Carbon Urban Development, LBL-SAS Low Carbon Eco-city Development in Shandong Province, Philadelphia-Tianjin/TEDA Urban Clean Energy Infrastructures, GE-Harbin Advanced High Efficiency, Low-emissions Gas Turbine Combined Cycle

Protected Areas/Nature Reserves

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration to enhance nature reserve management, improve habitat conservation, facilitate management and restoration of protected areas, strengthen scientific collaboration, and protect endangered species.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Mississippi River - Yangtze River, Tulane - East China Normal University

Wetlands Conservation

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration on wetland policy, monitoring, management, capacity building, and scientific research.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Columbus/Franklin County-Hefei, Mississippi River - Yangtze River, Tulane - East China Normal University

Clean Air

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration on sulfur dioxide emission trading in the power industry, control of vehicle emissions, regional air quality management, control of nitrogen oxide emissions, and control of ozone and particulates.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Purdue – CAS, Wichita-Wuxi, ICMA China Center - CUPL, SBU-Tongji Innovative Biogas Management, CocaCola-YRD–CEIT: Sustainable Bio-Plastics, RRR-GZICCEP: Coal Mine Methane EcoPartnership, ISC-NCSC: Low-Carbon Urban Development, LBL-SAS Low Carbon Eco-city Development in Shandong Province, PoLA-SMTC EcoPartnership on Shore Power, EDF-SCDF Incorporating Mobile Sources into Shenzhen’s Carbon Trading System, GE-Harbin Advanced High Efficiency, Low-emissions Gas Turbine Combined Cycle, Sapphire-SINOPEC Producing Green Algae Crude Oil

Clean and Efficient Transportation

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration on developing non-petroleum alternative fuels, promoting conservation and emission reductions in civil aviation, improving traffic management, policies, and infrastructure, as well as furthering sustainable transportation development.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Columbus/Franklin County-Hefei, Case Western - CNOOC New Energy, Denver - Ford - Chongqing - Chang'an Motors, SBU-Tongji Innovative Biogas Management, RRR-GZICCEP: Coal Mine Methane EcoPartnership, ISC-NCSC: Low-Carbon Urban Development, PoLA-SMTC EcoPartnership on Shore Power, EDF-SCDF Incorporating Mobile Sources into Shenzhen’s Carbon Trading System

Clean, Efficient, and Secure Electricity

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration on electricity generation and transmission with an emphasis upon diversification. Additional collaboration may include renewable and alternative sources of clean energy, cleaner fossil fuel, power grid and the electricity market, and nuclear power.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Duke Energy-Charlotte-ENN-Langfang, Floating Windfarms - Caofeidian, Energy Future Holdings - Huadian, UCLA - Peking University, SBU-Tongji Innovative Biogas Management, RRR-GZICCEP: Coal Mine Methane EcoPartnership, Philadelphia-Tianjin/TEDA Urban Clean Energy Infrastructures, GE-Harbin Advanced High Efficiency, Low-emissions Gas Turbine Combined Cycle

Clean Water

Objective

U.S.-China collaboration on water quality management, safe drinking water, and prevention and control of pollution from agriculture and rural areas.

Associated EcoPartnerships

Purdue – CAS, Utah-Qinghai, Wichita-Wuxi, Columbus/Franklin County-Hefei, ICMA China Center - CUPL, Seattle - Dalian, NYIT-PKU: Clean Water Management, LBL-SAS Low Carbon Eco-city Development in Shandong Province, Philadelphia-Tianjin/TEDA Urban Clean Energy Infrastructures