[Webinar] Opportunities for Enhanced Near-term U.S.-China Climate Action: Decarbonizing the Power Sector

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm


June 28 |  5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
June 29 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (China Standard Time)

The United States and China both face similar challenges in decarbonizing their power sector, despite differing political and economic systems. Meanwhile, both nations have made commitments for transforming their power sectors, with the U.S. targeting zero carbon power by 2035 and China aiming to achieve 39% non-fossil based power by 2025. During this event, issue-experts discussed opportunities for enhanced near-term action in the power sector for the U.S. and China, including on a recent report, Decarbonizing the Power Sector in the U.S. and China.

Agenda (times listed in Pacific Time)

5:00 PM    Discussion is opened by Moderator, Bob Weisenmiller, Research Affiliate, California-China Climate Institute

5:10 PM    Reducing Power Emissions in the U.S. and China

Overview of key opportunities for the U.S. Power Sector

  • Mike O’Boyle, Senior Director, Electricity, Energy Innovation
  • Max Dupuy, Principal and Program Director, Regulatory Assistance Project

Overview of key opportunities for the Chinese Power Sector

  • YUAN Jiahai, Professor, North China Electric Power University
  • TONG Dan, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University

5:50  PM    Moderated Audience Question and Answer

6:15 PM    Closing Remarks, Cynthia Yu, Director, Coal Transition, Energy Foundation China

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