Rising Power: Cleaning Coal in China

Shisen Xu, President, Clean Energy Research Group at China Huaneng Group
Moderated by Jeffrey Ball, Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
Moderated by Steyer-Taylor, Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined, and is leading the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Now, even as China builds more coal-fired power plants, it is working to roll out technologies to burn that coal more cleanly — from anti-smog filters to systems to capture carbon dioxide and shoot it underground. China has launched the world’s largest “clean coal” experiment. During this talk, the top technology officer from China’s largest power company will assess the state of cleaner coal-burning technology and its prospects for real-world rollout in China and around the globe. Shisen Xu is President of the Clean Energy Research Institute at China Huaneng Group, one of China’s largest state-owned electric utilities. 

Monday, October 07, 2013 | 4:15 pm — 5:15 pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center

Precourt Institute for Energy, Woods Institute for the Environment