networking venture between the U.S. and China dedicated to helping
solve China's critical energy problems through U.S. leadership
in green energy technology.
training and educational programs related to environmental policies,
legislation, technology options and cost/financing of these
information on the capability and performance of U.S. technology
to facilitate selection of options for projects
market opportunities for U.S. firms in energy and environmental
U.S. experts to assist in the development of prefeasibility
studies, conferences and workshops
hub of the U.S. Network is the Green Energy Network of Tulane
University's US/China Institute. It will work on the "supply"
side, finding US businesses, many of them small to medium size,
interested in marketing their energy technologies to China.
The hub of the China
Network is Tsinghua
University's China/US Energy and Environment Technology Center,
working on the "demand" side, identifying clean and
efficient energy projects in China consistent with with their
top five priorites:
and team-building activities as well as in-country partner contacts
target assessment--textile, food, medicine, paper sectors
development and approval--working through institutional barriers
evaluation and selection procedures--pre-feasibility studies
based on computer simulation models considering economic, financial,
technical and environmental merits
planning--opportunity analysis--support data on price, payback
and cost effectiveness; investment risks
of information--up-to-date reports on government regulations,
financing, taxes, ownership, energy priorities and investment
the first two years, the Network will attempt to set up one
"partnership" in each of the five priority areas.
Each project will meet the following criteria:
with the mission of facilitating small to medium size projects.
2-3 years there should be a demonstrable payoff for both parties
should be visible and dramatic to encourage U.S. companies to
participate and Chinese partners to cooperate.