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Energy Foundation China is a grantmaking charity organization dedicated to China’s sustainable energy development. As part of the U.S.-based Energy Foundation, 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 the China Sustainable Energy Program, was initiated in 1999 with funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Our vision is to achieve prosperity and a safe climate through sustainable energy in China. Our mission is to achieve decarbonization, world-class air quality, and green growth through dramatically expanding renewable energy, significantly improving energy efficiency, and optimizing economic structure.

With a view to assisting China in coping with development, energy, environment, and climate challenges, we support policy and standard research, capacity building, and international cooperation across seven fields: power, industry, transportation, cities, environmental management, low carbon economic growth, and strategic communications. In addition to the sector-by-sector work, we also intend to contribute to crosscutting and integrated issues that have big impact on China’s decarbonized development, through six task forces: Long-term strategy for Decarbonization, Belt and Road Initiative, Track II Cooperation, Electrification, Air Quality, and Urbanization.

By the end of 2018, Energy Foundation China had funded 2,739 projects operated by 750 grantees in China, of total amount of over 300 million dollars. The grantees include leading policy research institutes, academies, industry associations, local energy efficiency institutions, and NGOs in China and abroad, such as the Development Research Center of the State Council, the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning , the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation, etc.

Key funders:

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Oak Foundation

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