UCLA - Peking University

Concept: 

This EcoPartnership will enlist a consortium of clean energy and climate change leaders from American and Chinese universities, think tanks, and the private sector to conduct joint research on smart grids, intelligent vehicles, and electric vehicles. UCLA and Peking University are spearheading the partnership, along with the China National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center, and Fudan University. The consortium is building a joint research laboratory on smart grid technology at Peking University and another joint research laboratory on software for clean energy. These laboratories will serve as a hub for researchers and students, particularly from the U.S. and will enable them to better understand China’s energy development environment. The consortium may also facilitate economic growth and clean job creation in the U.S. by introducing Chinese clean tech companies to manufacturing opportunities in the U.S.