UPCOMING ALLIANCE EVENTS
Stay tuned for more exiting Alliance events! In the meantime, see below for upcoming events from affiliated organizations.
Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate
May 24, 2016
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Asia Society Northern California
Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco
It is one of the most profound consequences of China’s growing wealth: Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has exploded, particularly in New York and California. Chinese nationals are now the biggest foreign buyers of American homes, purchasing homes valued at $93 billion in the past five years, including $28.6 billion in 2015 alone. Commercial property purchases have surged as well, to $8.5 billion last year, a 15-fold increase from 2010. And, at nearly $208 billion, China is the biggest foreign holder of U.S.-government-backed real estate bonds.
These are among the findings of a major new report, presented by Asia Society and the Rosen Consulting Group, that provides an authoritative, comprehensive, and one-of-a-kind accounting of Chinese investment stocks and flows into the U.S. real estate market. Join us for a special program on the report and its implications; speakers will discuss the report and provide context for the broader debate, too often ideological and acrimonious, over U.S.-China trade and investment. For more information on the report, visit AsiaSociety.org/ChinaRealEstate
Zhengyu Huang, Chairman, ImmCapital
Arthur Margon, Partner, Rosen Consulting Group
Alan Pomerantz, Senior Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)
June 1 & 2
San Francisco, California
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the United States hosted the first ministerial meeting in Washington, DC, with subsequent meetings hosted by the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India, Korea, and Mexico. At the Mexico meeting in May of 2015, President Barack Obama announced that California would host the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial.
Click here for more information and how to register.
2016 Energy Efficiency Global Forum
Alliance to Save Energy
May 11-12, 2016
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.
EE Global is an invitation-only opportunity to join hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders. The energy efficiency elite will convene in Washington, D.C. for two days with a goal of advancing the productivity and profitability 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
The Alliance Chinese New Year’s Party
Fundraiser and Networking
February 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 6:30pm
555 Mission Street, Suite 3300, San Francisco, CA
The Alliance celebrated the Year of the Monkey with opportunities for networking and learning more about the Alliance’s programs.
Energy Breakfast Roundtable
Monday, September 28, 2015 from 8:00am – 10:00am PST
San Francisco, CA
How California and China are working towards a low carbon energy future: What this partnership means in the run-up to the 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris
The Alliance co-organized an Energy Breakfast Roundtable with Morgan Lewis. The panelists, Barbara Finamore (President of the Alliance) and Brian Peck (Deputy Director for the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development – GoBiz) discussed collaborative activities between the United States and China to support a low carbon future, the important role for clean energy and energy efficiency in reducing greenhouse gases and harmful air pollutants, and the opportunities for U.S. cleantech business interested in the Chinese market.
The Alliance 10th Anniversary Celebration with E2
April 22, 2015
Monaco Hotel, Paris Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Started at 5:30pm
This was a celebration for the 10th Anniversary of the Alliance in collaboration with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Keynote Speech was by Dr. Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, followed by a panel discussion and reception.
Sponsored by ChinaSF
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.