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Why China Is Acting on Clean Energy - Successes, Challenges, and Implications for U.S. Policies

October 12 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (add to my calendar)
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Russell Senate Office Building | get directions
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Speakers for this event include:

• Joanna Lewis, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

• Ailun Yang, Senior Associate, Major Emerging Economies Initiative, World Resources Institute

• Stephen Munro, Policy and International Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

China has pursued an ambitious clean energy agenda and as a result is a leader in manufacturing and in the deployment of various clean energy technologies. China's 12th five-year plan for development released in 2011 sets a goal of 9.5 percent of overall energy usage to come from renewable sources by 2015 and designates new low-carbon energy technologies as a strategic industry to spur economic growth. Additionally, the five-year plan calls for a 17 percent reduction in carbon intensity from 2010 levels by 2015. As part of its efforts to achieve this goal, China will introduce emissions trading schemes in seven cities and provinces starting in 2013.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

For more information, contact Blaise Sheridan at bsheridan@eesi.org or (202) 662-1892 or Luke Schoen, WRI ChinaFAQs Manager at lschoen@wri.org or (202) 729-7657.

 

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Russell Senate Office Building
Room 385
Washington, DC 20002