Energy Foundation China

A wind farm shares the landscape with fields of crops in rural China. Photo credit: China Wind Energy Association
China aims to peak its carbon emissions by 2030, and has announced the country will launch a national carbon market in 2017, projected to be the world’s largest.
With an emphasis on both national policy and regional implementation, Energy Foundation China assists agencies, experts, and entrepreneurs in solving the country's energy challenges.


China is the world’s fastest growing economy, and also the most coal-dependent. In order to maintain China’s economic growth and the health of its citizens, the country’s leaders are integrating cleaner, more efficient technologies into their energy markets.

Since 1999, Energy Foundation China (formerly known as the China Sustainable Energy Program) has worked to support China’s transition to clean energy sources. We support policy research, standards development, capacity building, and best-practices dissemination in the program areas of Clean Power, Buildings, Environmental Management, Industry, Green Economic Growth Transition, Sustainable Cities, Transportation, and Communications.

Energy Foundation China is focused on the country’s institutions, but draws on its network of international experts to inform the strategies and programs it supports in China. It provides the knowledge and seed capital to pilot clean energy programs throughout the country, many of which are then adopted by the government once they’ve proved successful and economical. We offer opportunities for experts and policymakers to collaborate around shared clean energy goals—and then help ensure those goals are achieved.

Grantees include leading policy research institutes, academies, think tanks, and standardization bodies in China and abroad.

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