The Clean Energy Institute, along with the UW Climate Impacts Group and Urban@UW have been tapped to work on collaborative research with Tsinghua University and Sichuan province in China to develop low-carbon cities. The project was announced as part of a 2+2 Memorandum of Understanding signed by the State of Washington and the Chinese Province during the Seattle visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“The dream is that this agreement will help us focus on research that can serve both countries’ needs for clean energy and create scholarship opportunities that can spur innovation in this space,” according to Dan Schwartz, director of the Clean Energy Institute. “This is positioning a state and a province that have tremendous abilities to create low-carbon energy with leading cities and leading organizations that can do planning around climate-adaptable futures.”
Read more in the press release: Washington, Sichuan promise low-carbon cities in new agreement
UW partners with Chinese university on clean energy, Puget Sound Business Journal, September 23, 2015