Clean Energy Perspectives – Issue 7

Clean Energy Perspectives

Newsletter of the Europe-China Clean Energy Centre

May 2015 | Print | Periodical

EC2 is a hub of excellence, providing support to the Chinese Government and key Chinese and European players in the energy sector. Through the transfer of technologies, policy advisory services, capacity building and awareness raising, the ultimate goal of the EC2 consortium is to promote the increased use of clean energy in China, thus contributing to global sustainable development. EC2's bilingual quarterly newsletter is a means of sharing updated information on clean energy with potential beneficiaries, announcing events and showcasing best practices and case studies. It includes an overview of EC2 activities and the interdisciplinary contributions of high-level European and Chinese experts linked to the EC2 consortium.

Issue 7 contains an editorial by Roberto Pagani, EC2 EU co-director, in which he outlines the benefits of the EC2 Demo Zone Toolkit for Chinese cities ready to make the commitment to clean energy and permanent, positive change. The next article explores good practices being implemented in three European cities to decrease energy consumption, GHG emissions and pollution, which can provide inspiration for demonstration cities in China. This is followed by a description of two Chinese initiatives to promote low-carbon towns and new-energy pilot cities. The issue concludes with an in-depth look at how the circular economy concept is at the forefront of innovation and helping to pioneer the economy of the future.

The REC's Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Area contributes to EC2 activities, with funding from the European Union and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.