UPCOMING ALLIANCE EVENTS
Stay tuned for exciting events in 2015, including our 10th Anniversary event this Spring!
A Vital Partnership: California and China Combat Climate Change
March 4, 2015
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Join Asia Society as we welcome California Governor Jerry Brown (invited), Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, Chair of CA’s Air Resources Board Mary Nichols, Chair of the CA Energy Commission Robert Weisenmiller, and other experts on clean energy and climate change to explore how the state is creating a unique model for subnational collaboration here in the United States.
The event will also launch a new Asia Society report, A Vital Partnership: California and China Collaborating on Clean Energy and Combating Climate Change, which provides a one-of-a-kind resource to document many of the vital partnerships taking place involving state agencies working with research, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations, as well as businesses, professional societies, public utilities, and universities based in both California and China. For more information and to download the report (available March 3), visit AsiaSociety.org/AVitalPartnership.
EE Global Forum 2015
May 12-13, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The EE Global Forum is the leading international energy efficiency event, drawing hundreds of energy efficiency influencers for two-days of unparalleled discussion at its Plenary and Executive Dialogue sessions, and best-in-class networking aimed at driving actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency.
As an invitation-only event, EE Global hand selects high caliber industry professionals, academics and policy makers looking to create partnerships, discuss the latest technology and information and develop “best practices” policies and strategies for global implementation of energy efficiency.
To show your organization’s strong support for driving energy productivity you can pledge to sponsor this leading international event, or join our list of impressive endorsing organizations. More information on this year’s EE Global can be found at www.eeglobalforum.org
PG&E Pacific Energy Center: Energy Education
Ongoing: San Francisco, California
PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center sponsors an ongoing series of educational seminars on energy-related topics including: Low-Energy Buildings, Lighting Design, Smart Grid and Solar Water Heating. Programs take place between 8 AM-5 PM at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA. To register and see a schedule click here.
PAST ALLIANCE EVENTS
December 7-13, 2014
Successfully completed! The week-long mission started in Beijing and visited Tianjin, Qingdao and Changzhou/Wujin. These cities were chosen because they have specific needs for support in the energy efficiency sector, have the strong support of local officials, and have the ability to set up one-on-one meetings geared to the interests of participating companies.
The mission was geared to any small- and medium-sized company that has proven technology and/or expertise in the energy efficiency sector, including equipment, software and service providers. We focused on companies that have sufficient experience, staff and funding to be able to make a commitment to working in China. For purposes of this mission, energy efficiency includes residential and commercial building efficiency/green buildings (new buildings and retrofits) as well as industrial efficiency.
– Webinar #1 (Completed)*: Are there real opportunities for EE companies in China? Assessing recent developments in China’s energy efficiency market
– Webinar #2 (Completed)*: IP and other business risks in China’s ee market. How to develop a strategic plan for my company: Assessing company readiness for China and managing potential risks
* Copies available for webinar 1 and 2! Contact us if you’d like access: email@example.com; (t) 415-951-8975
This webinar series was organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce (U.S. Commercial Service), in collaboration with the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance and the U.S.-China Cleantech Center. This is part of a strategy to assist companies in identifying opportunities in China’s ee market. Click here to visit the webinar webpage.
California-China Cooperation on Climate Change – Roundtable
June 5, 2014: San Francisco, CA
Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair of the California Energy Commission, and Matt Rodriquez, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, discussed the unique partnership between California and China that addresses climate change, air quality, and the role for clean energy and energy efficiency in reducing greenhouse gases and harmful air pollutants.
This Roundtable, a collaboration of the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance, the California Energy Commission, and the California Environmental Protection Agency, brought together representatives from the clean technology and energy industries, local governments and civil society. The roundtable provided a great opportunity to network and learn about the California-China partnership and what it means for clean technology businesses and communities in California.
Unleashing Energy Efficiency in China: Business Successes and Challenges
May 22, 2013: Washington, DC
The Alliance presented an expert Roundtable with panelists from business and government who shared practical insights on doing business in China in the energy efficiency sector. The event kicked off with special remarks from Chair Robert Weisenmiller of the California Energy Commission in addition to a formal signing ceremony with DAS Antwaun Griffin, marking the Alliance’s new partnership with the US Commercial Service. The Alliance to Save Energy generously hosted the event, and the Business Council on Sustainable Energy and the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum provided publicity support.
China-SF To Cooperate On Energy Efficiency: What It Means For Your Business
August 13, 2012: San Francisco, CA
The Alliance teamed with the US Commercial Service to present an expert roundtable discussion on August 13. This event featured guest experts who presented on the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between China and the City of San Francisco to cooperate on energy efficiency. Read a summary and see photos on our Roundtable event page.
China-US Energy Efficiency Solutions Summit
December 7-8, 2011: San Francisco, CA
Organized by the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance and hosted by BGI Energy Saving Co., Ltd., the Summit facilitated cooperation between Chinese and American energy efficiency solutions providers. With a number of distinguished industry pioneers and government representatives in attendance, the Summit offered unique insights into US experiences prospects for collaboration with China.