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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.

October 27, 2016

Six New U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Announced During S&ED 2016

The United States and China announced six new EcoPartnerships on June 6, 2016 at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, China. The State Department-sponsored EcoPartnerships program brings together experts and innovators from U.S. and Chinese cities, companies, universities, and NGOs to work together, exchange best practices, and find solutions to challenges related to environmental protection, clean energy, and climate change. Since its inception in 2008, the program has facilitated 36 partnerships that serve as models for the tangible results that can be achieved through sub-national cooperation.

May 04, 2016

247Solar Inc. and China’s Shenzhen Enesoon Science and Technology Co. Join Forces to Deploy 24/7 Clean Power Generation

On Earth Day, when China and the United States signed the Paris Climate Agreement, 247Solar Inc. and China’s Shenzhen Enesoon Science and Technology Co.
April 07, 2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Shandong Academy of Science Help Shape Shandong’s 13th Five Year Plan Energy Policy

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)/Shandong Academy of Science (SDAS) EcoPartnership analyzed Shandong’s energy demand and energy cap utilizing the Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT) developed by LBNL's China Energy Group. This analysis will serve as the scientific basis for energy policies adopted under the 13th Five Year Plan by Shandong's Development and Reform Commission.