LBNL-SDAS Low Carbon Eco-city Development in Shandong Province

Shandong Governor of China and delegation meeting with China Energy Group on an official ceremony celebrating the collaboration between the Shandong Academy of Science (SDAS) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) – Plaque Presentation

Shandong Province is the largest energy consumer and carbon emitter in China. Air pollutants emitted from the province have great impact on neighboring regions, particularly on the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The Institute of Science and Technology for Development of Shandong, part of the Shandong Academy of Sciences (SDAS), and the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) are deploying a comprehensive solutions package of pre-existing low carbon eco-city development tools created by the China Energy Group at LBNL.  

Recently, LBNL and SDAS completed an analysis of 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.  The EcoPartnership also recently trained over 100 government officials from Jinan, Shandong on LBNL’s BEST Tool, which provides city officials with strategies they can follow to reduce carbon and methane emissions. SDAS has also built capacity beyond Shandong’s borders by training Anhui Province’s Development and Reform Commission and Architecture University on LBNL’s low-carbon city policy planning tools to help Anhui’s cities create action plans for low carbon development.  For more information on the low-carbon city tools, please visit the LBNL China Energy Group website.

For more information on this EcoPartnership, please visit the links below.

Work Plan: 
Task 1
Develop work plan with Jinan to introduce low carbon eco-city and use of the tools package.
Task 2
Start the training and expand to other cities and provinces; Adote low carbon city indicators and other tools in the local city; Incorporate policy packages into draft city government plans; Develop pilot project with US commercial technologies.
Task 3
Deliver workshops for local provincial government staffs in support of low carbon eco-city plans for Jinan in Shandong; Establishment of working group in Shenzhen.