The Energy Foundation, China Sustainable Energy Program
CSEP supports China's policy efforts to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy. The program emphasizes both national policy and regional implementation. The program strives to build capacity in China to analyze energy savings and renewable energy opportunities, and to develop policies to capture those opportunities. CSEP helps Chinese agencies, experts, and entrepreneurs solve energy challenges for themselves; at the request of Chinese leaders, including our Senior Policy Advisory Council (ministers) and Dialogue Partners (ministry directors-general), the program supports capacity building and technology policy transfer through linking Chinese experts with “best practices” expertise from around the world. When it determines there is an unmet need in the field, the program may convene workshops, commission papers, or take other direct initiatives, in addition to its primary role as a grant-maker.