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Jan 8, 2014

Slowly, Asia’s Factories Begin to Turn Green (New York Times)

Kevin Mo, director of the China buildings program at the Energy Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, said that Chinese authorities had included 8 factories among the 742 buildings it certified by the end of 2012. Most of the others were residential or commercial, he said; other factories were in the pipeline.
Sep 15, 2013

Governor Brown Expands Partnership with China to Combat Climate Change(gov.ca.gov)

SACRAMENTO – Building on California's growing relationship with China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined China's top climate official, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua, to sign a first-of-its-kind agreement on climate change between the NDRC and a subnational entity. The NDRC oversees China’s efforts to address climate change and much of the government’s economic strategy.
Jul 20, 2013

Guangdong and Energy Foundation cooperation to promote low-carbon development (Newsgd.com)

The Development and Reform Commission of Guangdong Province and the Energy Foundation, based in U.S.A, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for further cooperation to promote Guangdong’s low low-carbon development.
Jul 1, 2013

Scale Urban Retrofits in China (Asia Society Forum)

Speech delivered by Kevin Mo, Director of buildings program of Energy Foundation China, in the 2013 annual forum organized by Asia Society.
Jun 26, 2013

Foundation aims to improve China's cityscapes (China Daily)

"Our goal is really helping Chinese cities figure out the best way to tackle land-use patterns, transportation systems and building design," said Jiang Lin, senior vice-president of the Energy Foundation.
Mar 22, 2013

How Cities Can Save China (NY Times)

How Cities Can Save China By HENRY M. PAULSON Jr. Published: December 4, 2012 CHINA is experiencing its most severe economic downturn in decades, and revitalizing its economic model is critical to future prosperity — not only in China, but around the world. Central to that effort is the transformation of China’s cities. By adopting a new approach to urbanization, its leaders can assure more balanced investment, address a major source of debt, achieve a consumption windfall and clean up the country’s environment.
Jul 25, 2012

China drives 24% rise in new clean tech investment (Reuters)

July 11, 2012 * Global clean energy investment up 24 pct at $59.6 bln in Q2 * China investment surges 92 pct to $18.3 bln in Q2 LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - China was the main contributor to a 24 percent rise in new global investment in clean energy in the second quarter as large Chinese solar and wind projects raised millions of dollars of finance, said research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. New global clean energy investment totalled $59.6 billion in the second quarter of this year, up 24 percent from the previous quarter but still 18 percent below the near-record high of $72.5 billion in the second quarter of 2011, the company said in a report on Wednesday.
Jul 25, 2012

New Report: Building Energy Efficiency Policies in China (GBPN)

July 3, 2012 The Global Building Performance Network (GBPN), in partnership with the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) has issued the first global report providing a comprehensive English summary of Chinese studies on building energy policies in China. The report contains key data and insight for an international audience as it fills an important knowledge gap on Chinese building energy performance and the effectiveness of building energy policies. This will allow to determine the GHG abatement potential of the building sector taking into account Chinese expertise and to share international best practices.
Jun 26, 2012

Sustainability at Scale: Meeting China's Urban Design Challenge

Over the next 20 years, 300 million people will move from China's countryside into urban areas. Our 2011 annual report explores the race to reinvent cities as places that are world-class, livable, and healthy.
Jun 14, 2012

Energy Foundation Announces New Board Member

Kris Mayes, an Arizona law professor and Republican clean-energy leader, has joined the Energy Foundation Board of Directors. Mayes co-authored Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard and helped establish one of the most ambitious energy efficiency standards in the nation.
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