Department Of Energy Forges Clean Energy Agreements With China


According to the Department of Energy (DOE), President Barack Obama and China's president, Hu Jintao, have announced a package of measures designed to strengthen cooperation between the U.S. and China on clean energy.

The measures include the U.S.-China Renewable Energy Partnership, in which the two countries will develop roadmaps for widespread renewable energy deployment in both countries.

The partnership will also provide technical and analytical resources to states and regions in both countries to support renewable energy deployment and will facilitate state-to-state and region-to-region partnerships to share experiences and best practices.

The U.S. and China will collaborate in the research and development of solar, wind, advanced biofuels and grid technologies, and the countries will work together to demonstrate pre-commercial renewable energy solutions.

In addition, the two presidents announced the establishment of the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), which will leverage private-sector resources for project development work in China across an array of clean energy projects with the goal of benefiting both nations.

More than 22 companies are founding members of the program. The ECP will include collaborative projects on renewable energy, smart grid, clean transportation and green building, according to the DOE.

SOURCE: Department of Energy

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