Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How is China securing its energy supply? - China Weekly Hangout

Jin Hua Gong Mine, Datong, Shanxi, China
Jin Hua Gong Mine, Datong, Shanxi, China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Economic growth might be slowing down in China, securing enough energy for the future is still one of its major headaches. In the next China Weekly Hangout we will focus on energy security, the first of a range of hangouts on sustainability.
How successful is China is securing its energy supply, and what are the consequences for the environment, international relations? How is the country promoting green energy, does it work, and how does it deal with international complaints it is subsidizing its energy industry. And is that bad? 
The pros and cons of coal, nuclear power, wind energy, solar power, building dams in rivers and the efforts to save energy: enough subjects to cover with our panel, which will include (but it not limited to):

Terry Cooke
Terry Cooke is the founder of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, a non-profit platform to accelerate public-private collaboration between Greater Philadelphia and China in clean energy and energy-efficient buildings. He is also a Senior Fellow at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (and Tsinghua University, Beijing). He most recently was elected to the Global Oversight Committee of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Terry Cooke was a 2010 Public Policy Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C., researching the U.S.-China clean energy relationship, particularly the interface of technology, policy and investment. His book Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy has been published earlier this week.

Terry has been a frequent speaker at corporate and investor events such as The BusinessWeek Global Green Business Summit China and the New York Cleantech Investors Forum 2010. He authored the Introduction to the 2009 Private Equity in China (“Tianjin Report”) and publishes frequently for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Brookings Institution, China Brief and other publications.

Terry is the founding and managing partner of GC3 Strategy Inc, a specialty firm providing advisory& training services for U.S.-based tech firms looking to build cross-border energy and environmental partnerships in Asia. An on-line portal -- www.terrycooke.com – is dedicated to the U.S.-China cleantech opportunity.

Richard Brubaker is adjunct Professor of Management, Sustainability and Responsible Leadership at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and author of the website AllRoadsLeadToChina. With almost 20 years of Asia experience (the last 10 based in mainland China), Rich assists his clients (both Fortune 500 companies and SMEs) in understanding the China market, determining their own China platform and implementing effective strategies.

Rich has a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Economics, from the University of Missouri.

Rich is the Vice Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, sits on the Asia Pacific Council of the Thunderbird Alumni Association, and is an active member of RotaryAct.

The China Weekly Hangout will be broadcast on YouTube on 10pm Beijing time, 4pm CEST and 10am EST, in this space and a link will be available on our Google+ events page - available here. On the event page you can register for the event and also leave comments or ask questions. (Note our slightly changed broadcasting time).
If you want to attend, please register at our event page. If you want to participate, do leave us a comment here or drop us a line. Please note that the number of seats in the official hangout is very limited.
A recorded edition of our hangout will be available shortly after the event. Moderation by Fons Tuinstra of the China Speakers Bureau.

For next week we plan a debate between Heleen Mees and Maria Korolov on Heleen's PhD putting the blame for the financial crisis on China, rather than on banking products developed in the US. Timing, subject and participants are still under discussion.
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Update: Terry Cooke's book has been published by now. You can get it in pdf here. Below the book presentation at the Wilson Center.
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