China and the United States are the world's largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. It is paramount for both countries to have more dialogues around the climate change challenges, to forge a better understanding of each other’s climate and energy agenda, and to collaborate on solving these challenges and investing in innovative solutions.


The US-China Energy & Climate Summit on Feb 23rd, to be held at Filoli, a prominent California historical landmark, will bring together executive policy makers, company leaders, technology experts, investors and entrepreneurs from both China and the U.S. to discuss the climate progress and the presence and future of our clean energy industry. The full-day agenda will feature a high-level keynote opening followed by several panel discussions on climate policies, energy market designs/landscapes, corporate strategies in clean-tech and sustainability, and opportunities for investment and entrepreneurship for a sustainable future.


Hosted by SCEA, assistant hosted by CSEE North American Chapter. 


Energy & Climate Policy, Markets, Investment and Entrepreneurship

Date: Feb. 23rd, 2019

Venue: Filoli, Woodside, CA

2019 US-China Energy & Climate + AI Summits




9:00-10:00      Registration with breakfast 

10:00-10:20    Opening Remarks

· Summer Jiakun Zhao, Conference Chair of SCEA

          Introduction to SCEA

· Yang Hu & Jing Ge, Co-Presidents of SCEA 

10:25-10:50    China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change

                                      and Renewable Energy Development

· Junfeng Li, First Director and Chairman of Academic Committee of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation - National Development and Reform Commission of China; President of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association

10:50-11:15     Achieving Shared Climate Goals through the California-China

                         Clean Technology Partnership

· Drew Bohan, the Executive Director of the California Energy Commission


11:15-12:30     Energy Market Structure Comparison Between U.S. & China, 

                         and Opportunities for Innovation

· Dian Grueneich, Commissioner Emeritus, California Public Utilities Commission,

Precourt Energy Scholar at Precourt Institute of Energy, Stanford University

· Guangyi Liu, CTO of GEIRI North America, State Grid Corporation 

· Karin Corfee, Managing Director at Navigant Consulting’s Energy Practice

· David Vance Wagner (moderator), VP of Strategic Partners, China, at Energy Foundation



12:30-1:45         Lunch & Networking - Sustainability in the Food Business

· Bob Santana, President of Crystal Springs Catering, Inc.

1:45-3:00           U.S. and China Corporate Strategies in Renewable Energy 

                           Development & Sustainability

· David Phillips, Associate VP of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California Office of the President (UCOP)  

· Huifeng Chang, Senior VP and CFO of Canadian Solar

· Rebecca Jaffe, Head of Sales Engineering Americas at Tesla

· James Hu, CEO of GCL System Integration Technology Americas

· Stephen Comello (moderator), Director of Stanford’s Sustainable Energy Initiative

3:00-3:15            Tea, Coffee & Networking


3:15-4:15            Opportunities and Challenges of Cross-border Sustainability

                            Investment Under the New Norm of US-China Relations

· Andrew Byrnes, Investment Director of Comet Labs    

· Lei Qi, Principal of Alliance Ventures

· Douglas Cameron, Managing Director at US-China Green Fund

· Yi Liu, Deputy Director of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University

· Leo Zhang (moderator), Manager of Business Development and Strategy at Byton


4:15-5:00             Innovations and Entrepreneurship in the Clean-tech Industry

· Mark Chung, Cofounder and CEO of Verdigris

· Xinjian Zhou, VP of the Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) and President of BICI    USA

· Sean Patrick Murphy, Co-founder and co-CEO of PingThings

· Wade Bitaraf (moderator), Director of Energy at Plug and Play

5:00-6:00             Networking

6:00-8:00             VIP Dinner

· Nan Zhou, Leader of the China Energy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley
  National Laboratory