Green Energy Development in the Post-Pandemic World

US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC) 2020 Seminar
Zoom Online

Everyone's eyes have been fixated on COVID-19 pandemic, which is one of the most serious challenges the world has faced since World War II. Countries around the globe are striving hard to restart their economy from the SARS-CoV-2 caused cliff-drop while, global warming, a deeper peril to our habitat on earth lies beneath the surface of this crisis. It is imperative that we take the road of further developing green energy to cope with the climate change.

Then, here are a few questions to ask:

Would it be a zero-sum game between the post pandemic economic recovery and the measures to counter climate change?

Would COVID-19 impede the progress of green energy development or bring in new opportunities instead?

How would the world continue on the path of green energy development while facilitating a higher quality economic recovery post the pandemic?

Centered around the above questions of particular interest, UCGEC has brought to you senior experts from Stanford University, University of California at Davis and at Berkeley to discuss electric power, clean energy transportation and energy internet from various angles and dimensions on the low-carbon path the world can take post the pandemic. Register (for free) today for this great opportunity to meet with the experts!

** please register in advance. Zoom link to the meeting will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.


Dr. Liang Min

Managing Director for the Bits and Watts Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University.
Board Member of US-China Green Energy Council

Dr. Liang Min is the Managing Director of the Bits & Watts Initiative at Stanford University. Bits & Watts is a Stanford initiative bringing together multi-disciplinary research teams to develop innovations for the 21st century electric grid. Prior to joining Stanford, Liang has worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 2011, as the founding group leader of the energy delivery and utilization group. He was the PI for the DOE Grid Modernization Initiative project for Multi-Scale Integration of Control Systems, and Co-PI for the DOE’s flagship open-source simulation tool, HELICS that concluded in Spring 2019. He was the Research Director for Livermore’s CES-21 Electric Operations program and had previously worked at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as a senior project manager. Liang received his BSEE and MS from Tianjin University and his PhD from Texas A&M University.

Yunshi Wang

Director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation, University of California at Davis

Yunshi Wang serves as co-director, China-U.S.-Netherlands ZEV Policy Lab, co-director of China-U.S. Connected and Intelligent Vehicle Policy Lab, and the director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. As an energy economist, Mr. Wang has worked with the World Bank on China related energy projects and energy demand projection as well as with the Japanese government in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has conducted research on Chinese economic issues with Lester Thurow, dean emeritus of MIT Sloan School of Management and globally known economist. He participated in the promotion of Sino-U.S. cooperation in clean vehicles and conducted research in Chinese vehicle population and its energy consumption projection, consumer responses to electric-drive transportation and zero emissions vehicle policy analysis.

Dr. Michael M. Hsieh

Special Faculty at UC Berkeley Extension,
Vice President of US-China Green Energy Council

Dr. Michael M. Hsieh created Smart Grid Technology Series for UC Berkeley Extension by developing and teaching 7 new courses since the beginning of 2010 till today. Before that, he has worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for 20 years where he designed and delivered 3 generations of Sun’s servers and workstations for datacenters and cloud computing applications, also designed and delivered 3 generations of UltraSPARC microprocessor chips that powered Sun platforms. He represented Sun Microsystems Inc. to hold OpenSPARC Architecture Workshop in Beijing, in November of 2008, with EECS professors from 18 top echelon Chinese universities and their PhD students. Michael also spent 2.5+ years in directing the system design of a director class Storage Area Network (SAN) switch for datacenters. Prior to joining Sun, Dr. Hsieh was a lead chip design engineer for multiple single-chip microcontroller chips such as 8751H intended for controlling the embedded systems, such as those for the modern day smart power grids and Internet of Things, at Intel Corporation and Ford Microelectronics Incorporated.

Dr. Hsieh’s current interests include the design and realization of energy efficient infrastructure including Smart and Eco-friendly Cities, Smart Grids and Smart Microgrids, and Internet of Everything. Dr. Hsieh is also a VP and one of the Directors of the Board of US China Green Energy Council leading Green IT Task Force and Education Program where he has been promoting the collaboration and the cooperation between the two largest economies on earth via evangelizing and advocating the advanced technology for Smart City, Smart Grids, Smart Microgrids, Smart Nanogrids, and Internet of Things.



Dr. Frank Zhou,Vice President of US-China Green Energy Council

Panel Discussion Moderator:
Dr. Qin Wang,Vice President of US-China Green Energy Council

5:00 - 5:20 pm PST

Speaker Min Liang

  • COVID-19: A Dress Rehearsal of the Clean Electricity Future.
5:20 - 5:40 pm PST

Speaker Yunshi Wang

  • Post pandemic development of China's auto industry, with emphasis on new energy powered vehicles.
5:40 - 6:00 pm PST

Speaker Michael M. Hsieh

  • Utility Rate Payer's Wishes in the Post COVID-19 Era.
6:00 - 6:30 pm PST Panel Discussion

** please register in advance. Zoom link to the meeting will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.