In June, China Energy Group (CEG) conducted three additional trainings on the low-carbon city tools, i.e., GREAT, BEST Cities, Urban-RAM and ELITE Cities, co-organized by research organizations from cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Jinan. On June 15, CEG group members performed the training in Guangzhou with support from Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conservation and Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIEC). About 10 researchers from GIEC participated the training, which intended to deepen understanding of research interests between GIEC and CEG within the framework of recent signed MOU and to help build capacity to analyze future low-emissions scenarios.
On June 16, CEG group members travelled to Peking University Shenzhen campus meeting with Professor Ma Xiaoming’s group and provided training to about 6 researchers and students. The training helped the trainees better understand the GREAT tool, which was already applied in Shenzhen CO2 peaking study.
The last training was held in Jinan on June 29. Co-organizing with the Shandong Academy of Science (SAS), CEG group members provided in-depth training of LBL's low carbon city tool (The 3rd training session at SAS) to over 10 researchers from 7 cities - Jinan, Qingdao, Weifang, Yantai, Nanchang, Kunming and Shanghai and 3 Department of Energy (DOE) representatives, including Dr. Robert Sandoli, Director of International Program at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of DOE, and two staff members from DOE China office. Chinese participants came from various research institutes, including Shandong Academy of Science, Jiangxi Academy of Science, Yunnan Academy of Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China Academy of Science Qingdao Energy Institute, Shandong Business School, and College of Weifang, etc.
All participating cities have showed strong interests and intention to apply these tools for CO2 peaking studies in the representative cities.
Dr. Robert Sandoli (Director of International Program at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of DOE), gave an opening speech for training workshop at SAS, Jinan, Shandong.
DOE representatives and SAS exchanged acknowledgements and interests of existing and potential collaborating areas.
Jingjing Zhang (Post-doc) from China Energy Group provided training at GIEC, Guangzhou.