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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Conference 2012

Renewable Energy in the U.S., China, and European Union: Technology, Trade and Policy
Feb. 3, 2012

Leading experts from the U.S., China, and the European Union explored the ongoing dynamics of technology, trade, and policies of renewable energy in their economies. The conference initiated a long-term dialogue among scholars and practitioners from various countries and disciplinary fields that stimulated new research projects and contributed to the ongoing policy debate.

Organized in partnership with the GPS Center on Global Transformation and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation, Washington, D.C. The 21st Century China Center gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Sempra Energy Foundation.

Conference Agenda

Welcome and Networking

Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego

Panel I: Policies on Renewable Energy: US, China, and EU Experiences

Development of Renewable Energy in China
Ji Zou, China Country Director of the World Resource Institute (WRI); Professor, Renmin University of China

R&D Policy in Renewables in the U.S.
Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future (RFF)

Renewable Energy Policy: German Experience
Dominic Marcellino, Ecologic Institute, Washington D.C.

Roundtable Discussion on Renewable Development

Peter Cowhey, Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Josh Graff Zivin, Associate Professor of Economics, GPS, UC San Diego
Craig Hart, Energy Policy and Climate Program, John Hopkins University
Brian Murray, Research Professor and Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

Panel II: Opportunities and Challenges in Renewable Energy Development

The role of Technology and Innovation in Chinese Clean Energy Development
S. Julio Friedmann, Chief Energy Technologist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Renewable Energy Trade between the U.S. and China
Joanna Lewis, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Challenges of Renewable Energy Development in China
Junjie Zhang, Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, GPS, UC San Diego

Closing Remarks

David Victor, Professor, Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, GPS, UC San Diego