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CEF as Publicity Co-sponsor of China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance Roundtable

Apr 15, 2013
An exclusive breakfast round table hosted by China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance on Wednesday, May 22, entitled Unleashing Energy Efficiency in China: Business Successes and Challenges, will discuss the practical insights on doing business in China in the energy efficiency sector.

Can Coffee Make Yunnan a Model for Chinese Agricultural Reform?

Apr 10, 2013
The competing demands in Yunnan province bring into question the sustainability of China’s development paradigm and the country’s environmental security.

Global Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

Apr 01, 2013
China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.
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Announcing Choke Point: Index

Mar 26, 2013
We are excited to announce that our partner, Circle of Blue, is launching a partnership with Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) to create Choke Point: Index, an innovative synthesis of on-the-ground reporting, analysis, polling, and open-source data technologies to focus on the United States, Canada, India, and other water-stressed regions.

CEF Work on West-East Electricity Transfer Cited by Bloomberg Businessweek

Mar 22, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article inspired by and citing work done by the China Environment Forum on the West-East Electricity Transfer Project.

Paradigm Shift in Chinese Environmental Sector Needed, Says Activist Wang Canfa

Mar 21, 2013
Wang discussed China’s environmental regulations and the government’s response to climate change. He said that while the government has taken steps to mitigate pollution, far more work needs to be done.

European Energy Security is Not Up to Europe

Mar 20, 2013
In an article discussing ways to avoid Europe's energy dependency on Russia, Alexandros Petersen, advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative, argues that EU countries should "...bring non-Russian gas to European markets along a route that does not traverse territory over which Russia has influence."

Choke Point: China Cited by The Atlantic Monthly

Mar 13, 2013
Waste related to animals, the article quotes, made up about 90 percent of organic pollutants in China’s water.

Goldilocks Had It Right: How to Build Resilient Societies in the 21st Century

Mar 13, 2013
Some people, communities, and nations are able to weather and rebound from substantial shocks; they are, in a word, resilient. But what exactly does that mean? What characteristics confer resilience, and how can they be cultivated?

NPR's Diane Rehm Show: CEF Director Jennifer Turner Discusses Cost of Pollution in China

Mar 06, 2013
On March 5 at 11 am EST, CEF Director Jennifer Turner appeared on National Public Radio’s (NPR) The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the public health and economic costs associated with China's pollution.

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