The United States and China welcomed three new EcoPartnerships for 2017 in October, 2017.
The three new EcoPartnerships for 2017 are:
Capstone Turbine and BROAD Air Conditioning
This EcoPartnership will develop combined cooling-heating power (CCHP) systems to improve energy efficiency in buildings.
Natural Resources Defense Council and Shenzhen Power Supply Bureau
This EcoPartnership will focus on the establishment of market mechanisms for energy demand response, the integration of renewable energy into power grids, and best practices for the design of electricity pricing and grid planning policies.
Louisiana State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
This EcoPartnership will work on conservation and management of wetlands through joint data collection and analysis that will develop research capabilities in both countries.
The U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program mobilizes private sector investment and leverage capital to move forward new and innovative solutions to global energy and environmental challenges, creating new opportunities for U.S. companies. EcoPartners invaluable peer-to-peer collaborations have led to the piloting of new technologies and systems and the sharing of best practices in these fast-moving fields. Over the past nine years, the State Department-sponsored Ecopartnerships program has facilitated 42 partnerships among experts and innovators from U.S. and Chinese cities, companies, universities, and NGOs. Those partnerships have produced tangible results in addressing the challenges facing the energy and environmental technology sectors.
To learn more about the work of the current cohort of EcoPartnerships, click here.