June 26, 2013
by Rebecca Stanfield
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Mayor Emanuel Proposes Ordinance to Drive New Investment to Save Energy in Chicago Buildings

Rebecca Stanfield, Senior Energy Advocate, Chicago
Yesterday, President Obama recommitted his administration and the nation to the job of combating climate change, and made energy efficiency one of the three major strategies to achieve … Continue reading

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June 7, 2012
by Michael Davidson
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What Can Premier Wen Do For the Climate at Rio+20

Michael Davidson, US-China Climate Policy Coordinator, Washington, DC
This post is co-authored with Dr. Yang Fuqiang, Senior Advisor on Climate and Energy at NRDC, Beijing.
In less than two weeks, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will join as… Continue reading

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March 24, 2011
by Barbara Finamore
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The Next Five Years of Clean Energy and Climate Protection in China

Barbara Finamore, China Program Director, Beijing With the adoption of its Twelfth Five-Year Plan, the Chinese government has cemented key long-term strategies for greening GDP, controlling energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and key pollutants, and c… Continue reading

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March 5, 2011
by Barbara Finamore
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China Puts Forth Energy Intensity, Carbon Intensity and Total Energy Consumption Targets in Twelfth Five Year Plan in Effort to Tackle "Unsustainable Economic Growth"

China’s annual parliamentary session opened Saturday morning, with 3,000 National People’s Congress members and 2,000 members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) gathered in the Great Hall of the People t… Continue reading

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March 4, 2011
by Barbara Finamore
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China’s Twelfth Five Year Plan: Top Chinese Officials Give A Preview of Environmental and Energy Priorities for the Next Five Years

In a number of high-profile statements over the last week, Chinese officials have signaled that environmental protection and climate change will be at the top of the list when China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress, an… Continue reading

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February 17, 2011
by Robin Roy
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Wasting Money by Cutting the GSA Budget for Efficient Buildings

Kevin Kampschroer, the Director of the Federal High-Performance Green Building Program at the General Services Administration, is an unsung hero of energy efficiency.  Literally.  Yesterday, the Alliance to Save Energy awarded Kevin an esteem… Continue reading

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October 21, 2010
by Alex Wang
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What to make of China’s efforts to meet its energy intensity targets

Adam Moser at Vermont Law School’s China Environmental Governance blog drew a contrast between a blog post of mine discussing China’s efforts to meet its energy targets, and a post by Michael Levi at the Council on Foreign Relations positin… Continue reading

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