The Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change is a three-way partnership between the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group and Tsinghua University to develop clean energy solutions and groom the next generation of sustainability leaders. It was officially launched on May 10th, 2016.
The center will conduct research to promote understanding of China’s energy, climate change and development challenges, collaborate on clean-energy solutions and prepare new leaders in sustainable energy through training, outreach and graduate programs.
By hosting a scholar exchange program between UC Berkeley and Tsinghua, the Joint Research Center will allow for cross-cultural collaboration in learning best practices in energy and climate from both countries.
“By combining the expertise and resources of the Tsinghua scientists, LBNL’s China Energy Group and the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute,” said BECI Director Paul Wright, “we have the ability to address the science, engineering, policy, commerce, and education needed to rapidly move the world to clean energy solutions.”
The Steering Committee for this center is comprised of Prof. Paul Wright at BECI, Lynn Price at the LBNL’s China Energy Group and Prof. Qiang Yao at Tsinghua University. The Steering Committee will meet periodically to discuss, review, and approve plans for proposed joint research activities. Dr. Junling Huang at BECI serves as the chief assistant to Prof. Paul Wright on China’s energy and climate change issues.