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November 17, 2017

The General Electric Company (GE) and Harbin Electric Corporation Will Establish a Joint Venture and a 9HA Gas Turbine Demonstration in Tianjin, China

On March 14, 2017, Harbin Electric Corporation awarded GE a contract to provide a 9HA gas turbine for the 650 megawatts (MW) Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI gas combined-cycle power plant project. The 9HA gas turbine is expected to be shipped in February 2018 and arrive in Tianjin in April 2018. Set to be one of the most efficient power plants in the country upon completion, Junliangcheng is expected to bring a combined-cycle efficiency of over 62 percent, reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions by up to 1,194 tons per year, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 500 tons per year, and carbon dioxide (CO2)emissions by more than two million tons per year.

November 17, 2017

The Mississippi-Yangtze EcoPartnership Conducts U.S.-China Exchange Program

From September 4 – 11, 2017, the Mississippi-Yangtze EcoPartnership conducted a U.S-China exchange program which brought a delegation of seven officials and experts from the Yangtze Fishery Commission, the Transport and Tourism Development Cooperation of the City of Zunyi, and The Nature Conservancy, to tour two conservation areas in the United States: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service, and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

November 02, 2017

New U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Announced in 2017

The United States and China welcomed three new EcoPartnerships for 2017 in October, 2017.

October 06, 2017

Qinghai Province and the State of Utah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Deepen and Expand Cooperation Begun in 2011

On September 26, 2017, Qinghai Province and the State of Utah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen and expand cooperation begun in 2011 under the Qinghai-Utah EcoPartnership for another three years.

August 24, 2017

The Columbia University-Baotou Steel EcoPartnership Launches Joint-Venture Pilot Project to Test and Commercialize Technology to Repurpose Iron and Steel Slags

On May 25, 2017, Columbia University and Baotou Steel launched the joint-venture pilot project at the Columbia Beijing Center. This event consisted of a panel discussion and press conference.

June 19, 2017

Environmental Defense Fund and Shenzhen Low-Carbon Development Foundation Help Shenzhen Win the C40 Award for Best Finance and Economic Development Project of 2016

In December 2016, the City of Shenzhen was awarded the C40 Award for Best Finance and Economic Development Project of 2016 at the Sixth Biennial C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City among 75 cities and 160 projects participating. The award recognized the city’s innovative emissions trading scheme (ETS), allowing 636 companies and 197 large public infrastructure projects to trade carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)-Shenzhen Low-Carbon Development Foundation (SCDF) EcoPartnerhip, which conducted research and drafted policy adopted by the Shenzhen government to integrate bus emissions into the Shenzhen ETS, was a key driver of the city’s prestigious recognition by C40.

June 19, 2017

Baotou Steel Visits Columbia University to Observe a Prototype Technology for Turning Iron and Steel Manufacturing Waste into Valuable Materials

In late December 2016, executives from China’s Baotou Iron and Steel (Group) Co. visited the Columbia Engineering lab of Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park and Xiaozhou (Sean) Zhou to see the operation of a prototype processing unit designed by Park and Zhou to repurpose slag.

June 16, 2017

Sea Turtles 911-Hainan Normal University Student Volunteers Win Prestigious Awards and Scholarships for Sea Turtle Conservation

On March 4, 2017, student volunteers from the Sea Turtles 911-Hainan Normal University EcoPartnership won first place in the "2017 Volunteer Service Competition" for their volunteer service in which they taught sea turtle conservation to younger students in rural areas of Hainan province, including Haikou, Baoting, Danzhou, Ding'an, and Tunchang counties. On April 25, 2017, United States Consul General Charles Bennett visited Hainan Normal University to present the U.S.-China Sea Turtle Conservation Scholarship to two students, Tina Zhang and Kaia Guo.

February 10, 2017

PHL-CHINA ALLIANCE U.S.-China B.E.S.T. Cities B2B Roundtable Features PHL-TEDA (Tianjin) EcoPartnership

PHL-CHINA ALLIANCE hosted U.S.-China Built Environment Standards and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Cities B2B Roundtable on January 12, 2017 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard as one of the seven programs of PHL-CHINA CONNECTIONS. PHL-CHINA CONNECTIONS is a year-long program that leverages a competitively-selected, bi-nationally-supported public/private partnership between the City of Philadelphia's Commerce Department and the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia in a broad range of urban sustainability and clean energy applications.

January 27, 2017

Tulane University Hosts the First U.S.-China Energy and Trade Law Forum

Tulane University hosted the first U.S.-China Energy and Trade Law Forum at Tulane University School of Law on November 18, 2016. The forum explored regulatory considerations, the future of nuclear power, trade, globalism, the specific relationship between Louisiana and China and other areas. Tulane Law School and the Energy Institute at the A.B. Freeman School of Business co-hosted the event, which was made possible by a gift from retired engineering Professor S.T. Hsieh, founding director of the US China - Energy and Environmental Technology Center (EETC) and a leader in developing a variety of Tulane initiatives in China. Attendees included scholars and experts from Tulane University, the U.S. Energy Association, the Chinese Embassy, the Port of New Orleans, and U.S. law firms.

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