Tuesday, February 28, 2012

China Launches its First Renewable Energy Think Tank

China appears to have moved one step further towards strengthening its position in the global renewable market by taking on more international collaborations.  According to China Daily, last week China sets up its first national think tank on renewable energy to develop the country's R&D programs and policies to deal with climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

The China National Renewable Energy Center, established by the National Energy Administration (NEA) with the support of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), will also draft industry standards and carry out international cooperation programs.  The four major areas of focus are estimates of the potential for offshore wind power, biomass, solar power, and the grid integration of renewable energy.

Denmark is collaborating with China related to the new center, donating US$17.9 million to support billateral work in renewable energy.  China will also pursue cooperation with energy agencies from other countries including the US and Spain.

Full article here: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2012-02/24/content_14686084.htm


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