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The Alliance is looking to fill the position of Executive Director.

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The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic planning, program development and implementation, staff and volunteer supervision, and overall organizational management.

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The Alliance Receives Two Awards at its 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Alliance is honored and privileged to receive recognition at the 10th Anniversary celebration on April 22 by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. We certainly look forward to another decade working with both organizations:

CEC Award The California Energy Commission (CEC) presented the Alliance with a Resolution “for its dedication to protecting human health and the environment through the promotion of energy efficiency, its active partnership with the State of California, its decade of achievements in working with officials in China and the U.S., and its commitment to shaping the dialogue around energy efficiency between two countries.”

The award was presented at the 10th Anniversary celebration by California EPA Secretary, Matthew Rodriquez, on behalf of the CEC.

 

Commerce AwardThe U.S. Department of Commerce-U.S. Commercial Service presented the Alliance with a Certificate of Appreciation “for a productive partnership and facilitating trade in energy efficiency products and services from the United States to China.”

This award was presented at the 10th Anniversary celebration by Thomas McGinty, National Director of Domestic Operations at the U.S. Commercial Service, Dept. of Commerce.

 

China cuts its energy efficiency goal for 2015, signaling greater concern about economic growth.

Credit: Smog hangs over Shanghai AFP

Credit: Smog hangs over Shanghai AFP

Alarming news regarding EE in China: The Chinese government set an energy savings target for this year of just 3.1 percent, the smallest of the past decade, over 20 percent below the goal for last year and 35 percent less than officially achieved.

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Solutions to Carbon Reduction are within China’s Reach

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Smoke spewing from the chimney of a coal-based power plant in Qiqiha’er, Heilongjiang province, in September. Electricity companies account for 40 percent of the carbon emissions in China. WANG YUNLONG/FOR CHINA DAILY

A look at China’s building sector and the advantage of deploying energy efficiency for new buildings and retrofitting older ones.

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New Pilot Program Aims to Expand Energy Efficiency in Chinese Cities (WRI)

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Retrofitting public buildings to be more energy efficient is an important step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. Photo by Brendan Corey Benson/Flickr.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) recently published a timely article on building efficiency in China, including updates from the recent U.S.-China Symposium on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). This article explores the need of installing efficient technologies and energy codes for inefficient existing buildings, as well as new buildings – to ultimately reduce emissions and other harmful air pollutants.

[Read the WRI article here]