Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research & Education Centre
In China, BP has long-term partnership programs with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Tsinghua University to understand and develop clean energy technologies to support China's growth and her needs for energy security, environmental improvement and sustainable, competitive energy supply. The Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Centre is a part of the programs.
The Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Centre was launched the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in July 2003. It aims to combine the strengths to create a "world-leading institute for energy strategy study for China". It has attracted a broad range of important players in various aspects of energy, industry and environment to serve on the Advisory Board of the Centre.
The current projects at the centre include the BP Clean Energy projects. In addition, there are conferences and seminars on Clean Energy related topics are held in the Center. Since it was opened by Tony Blair the centre has hosted hundreds of meetings of the Energy and Resources team for China's Long Term Science and Technology strategy.
The Clean Energy Centre is the academic unit of Tsinghua having academic freedom to pursue any aspects of clean energy policy or strategy that appears attractive to China.
The centre's vision is to be:
- A nexus for information exchange about recent advances and new ideas from around the world
- An information center dedicated to clean energy topics
- Attract worldwide projects and teams doing leading edge research and strategic thinking in clean energy development
- Create networks between technology, policy and government groups to accelerate implementation of clean energy technologies