Energy Foundation Beijing Representative Office（hereinafter referred to as “Energy Foundation China”）, established in Beijing in 1999, is a grantmaking charity organization dedicated to China’s sustainable energy development. As a part of the Energy Foundation based in San Francisco, it is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Development and Reform Commission of China.
Energy Foundation China, previously known as China Sustainable Energy Program, was initiated with funding from the Packard foundation in 1999 and the Hewlett foundations in 2002. Over the years, our pool of funders has been growing and our cumulative grantmaking in China has reached more than USD240 million by 2015.
Our mission is to assist in China's transition to a sustainable energy future by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. We support policy research, the development of new standards, capacity building, and dissemination of best practices in the seven sectors of clean power, environmental management, industry, low-carbon development, sustainable cities, transportation, as well as strategic communications.
Energy Foundation China has worked with more than 630 grantees. These grantees are the leading policy research institutes, academies, think tanks, and standardization bodies in China and abroad. By 2015, the number of projects we have funded has reached 2300.
To better meet China's energy and environment challenges and help build a sustainable energy future, we will leverage our program areas' deep technical expertise, strengthen team collaboration and innovation, and focus our resources on the most pressing issues.
Key projects supported by Energy Foundation China:
Re-inventing Fire China study
Green fiscal and tax policies program
Research on China Natitonal Energy Conservation Action Plan
Large scale commercial building retrofit
2050 high renewable energy penetration study
Demand side management cities program
Policy assessments and recommendations for achieving the air quality target in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
Development and implementation of vehicle fuel economy standards in China
Low-carbon city plan of Chenggong
Research and pilots on policies, standards and labeling scheme of sustainable product and consumption
Shanghai street design manual and urban retrofit pilots
Urban design technical guideline and related policy studies
Our key grantees:
Development Research Center of the State Council
Energy Research Institute of NDRC
Research Institute for Fiscal Science
China Academy of Building Research
China National Institution of Standardization
China Energy Research Society
China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
China Academy of Transportation Sciences
China Academy of Sciences
Our key funders：
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
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