CEF Director Jennifer Turner Joins Pacific Institute Heather Cooley Discussing Choke Point Issues in US and ChinaMay 09, 2013
Jennifer Turner speaks at University of Denver Jackson About Water-Energy Confrontations in China.
This week's "Dialogue at the Wilson Center" will focus on China's rise and the environmental implications of its rapid growth. Host John Milewski will speak with CEF Director Jennifer Turner and Craig Simons, author of the book, The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World.
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.
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.
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.
Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article inspired by and citing work done by the China Environment Forum on the West-East Electricity Transfer Project.
Waste related to animals, the article quotes, made up about 90 percent of organic pollutants in China’s water.
Business Insider interviewed CEF Director Jennifer Turner for the article, "Pollution is Costing China's Economy More than $100 Billion a Year."
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.
Nearly 70 percent of water withdrawn in China is for agriculture, while 20 percent is withdrawn to mine, process, and consume coal. By 2020, China’s water use — driven in large part by the 30 percent expected increase in coal-fired power production — will increase dramatically.