Cooperative Competitors Research Briefs

As part of CEF's project Cooperative Competitors, these research briefs seek to dive into promising areas of clean energy and climate collaboration that can benefit the environment and promote more sustainable energy production for both the U.S. and China. This project is made possible with funding from Blue Moon Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund and additional support from USAID and Vermont Law School.

Issues in this Series

InsightOut - Expert Voices on China's Energy and Environmental Challenges

Natural gas has emerged as a potential game changer on China’s path to reduce its reliance on coal and shift to cleaner energy sources. This shift, however, is bound to require costly investments, raise energy prices, and dampen economic competitiveness in the short term.

Lost in Transmission: Distributed Solar Generation in China

Xiupei Liang
China has set an ambitious goal to add more than 8 GW of distributed solar generation by the end of 2014 -- over half of the total solar power capacity in the U.S. now. However, China is facing many challenges to meet this goal.

Cooperative Competitors-Potential of U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation

Peter V. Marsters, Jennifer L. Turner, Joyce Wenfang Wang, and Jake Reznick

Four Things You Should Know about China's Electricity System

Fredrich Kahrl, Jim Williams, and Ding Jianhua

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