The Sussex Energy Group within Tyndall Sussex is working with the Laboratory for Low Carbon Energy, Tsinghua University on a collaborative project to investigate low carbon innovation in China.This project has a key focus on the role of technology transfer in fostering innovation - and builds on a similar UK-India collaboration between the Sussex Energy Group and The Energy Resources Institute, India (2006-2009).
As with the UK-India collaboration, the UK-China project will draw on case studies of specific low carbon technologies: energy efficiency in the cement industry, highly efficient coal-fired power generation, electric vehicles, and offshore wind power.
The project results will provide much needed empirical evidence to inform policy debates in the UK, China and internationally. More specifically, the project's results will feed into the UK government's negotiating position for the next UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Mexico in late 2010.
Duration: Feb 2010 - Jan 2011