6 ChinaFAQs Experts Testify Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The purpose of this hearing was to examine China’s domestic and international clean energy policies, as well as the state of U.S.-China cooperation on clean energy, in order to provide recommendations to Congress.

The following are short summaries and links to the testimony of the six ChinaFAQs experts:


Dr. Joanna Lewis’ testimony included a discussion of the similarities between the U.S. and China’s mitigation challenges, the history of U.S.-China cooperation on clean energy, and how cooperation has been strengthened in recent years. Dr. Lewis’ testimony also focused on the Technology Management Plan developed under the Clean Energy Research Center to address intellectual property concerns arising from cooperation.

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Sarah Forbes’s testimony described the context for U.S.-China collaboration on clean energy, and how cooperation can advance U.S. and Chinese energy goals. She made five recommendations for how to improve collaboration on clean energy. Ms. Forbes also showcased the example of LP Amina, as a U.S. company that demonstrates the potential for U.S.-China collaboration to advance clean energy technology and bring benefits to both countries.
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Jane Nakano testified on the scope and status of civilian nuclear energy cooperation between the U.S. and China. In her testimony, Ms. Nakano touched upon how the Japanese Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station accident influenced China’s plans for an expansion of nuclear energy and how this expansion is leading to opportunities and challenges for the U.S. nuclear industry.
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Dr. Jerry Fletcher testified about the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Advanced Coal Technology Consortium (CERC-ACTC). In his testimony, Dr. Fletcher gave an overview of the scope of current work and history of the CERC-ACTC. Dr. Fletcher also discussed the progress the CERC-ACTC has made in advancing research and addressing intellectual property issues.
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Dr. Huei Peng testified about the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Clean Vehicle Center (CERC-CVC). Dr. Peng gave an overview of the CERC-CVC’s work and the benefits for both the U.S. and China. Dr. Peng also focused on the engagement the CERC-CVC has with Industry, Academic, and National Lab partners and how the CERC is able to engage its various U.S. and Chinese partners to avoid cross-border duplication and leverage shared knowledge to advance research and development.
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Dr. Valerie Karplus’ testimony described the work of the China Energy and Climate Project, which connects researchers at MIT and Tsinghua University studying energy systems and policy in China. Dr. Karplus emphasized the ways in which the project benefits both the U.S. and China, including sharing information and models for energy systems analysis, demonstrating the links between the U.S. and Chinese energy systems, and helping to foster greater energy policy collaboration between the two countries.
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See below for a recording of the hearing:

See the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission website for more information including the hearing agenda…