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Promoting the saving of energy and resources should be taken as a priority by the country and viewed as one of the basic principles the government should follow in the future. -  Hu Jintao, President of China Promoting the saving of energy and resources should be taken as a priority by the country and viewed as one of the basic principles the government should follow in the future. Promoting the saving of energy and resources should be taken as a priority by the country and viewed as one of the basic principles the government should follow in the future. -  Hu Jintao, President of China

Hu Jintao, President of China

Major Achievements of the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance

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  • Designed China's first large-scale energy efficiency incentive program in Jiangsu Province
  • Established a groundbreaking cooperative agreement between California and Jiangsu Province to facilitate energy efficiency activities
  • Provided guidance and recommendations to the highest levels of the Chinese government on the development of national and provincial DSM policies and programs, and presented detailed comments on China’s draft comprehensive Energy Law


  • Catalyzed development of groundbreaking MOUs with Jiangsu and Shanghai for long-term DSM partnerships

  • Initiated and co-sponsored the first annual Forum on Demand Side Management in Beijing in 2007 to discuss DSM and share best practices

  • Developed a national DSM Implementation Manual for China, setting out international best practices for DSM implementation, monitoring and verification adapted to the circumstances in China

  • Co-sponsored trip to US of a CCTV film crew to film and tape interviews in San Francisco and New York for a seven-part documentary series on energy efficiency, which aired on CCTV in August 2008
  • Created the Alliance Leadership Council and Technical Advisory Group consisting of key U.S. and China energy efficiency experts and decisionmakers to guide and support the work of the Alliances
  • Hosted on-going “Roundtable Series” in California where leaders in the field of energy efficiency can gain insights on energy-related developments in China from key experts; can exchange information and experience; and can network with others with interest in this field
  • Co-sponsored visits to the US of key Chinese officials to share experience with US officials, utilities, research organizations, energy-related companies, and others

  • Co-sponsored visit to China by US energy and utility Commissioners
  • Founding partner of the CleanTech Network – China