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Set up low carbon energy lab is aimed at national strategic needs, tsinghua university and the world technological frontier, around the low carbon energy technology, development strategy and technology route of research, integration of resources, concise direction, giving full play to the advantages of discipline, in solve the energy shortage and improve the global climate environment contribute to China and the world of an important measure,It is an important part of the career development of Tsinghua University and an important aspect of the goal of building a world-class university.Tsinghua University is striving to build itself into a globally influential strategic think tank for low-carbon energy, a world-class center for low-carbon energy knowledge and technology innovation, and a national-level industry-university-research cooperation platform for low-carbon energy that makes important contributions to the country.

"Energy security" and "global climate change" have become the focus of the international community, the United Nations and other international organizations and governments have put them on the important agenda, study and formulate strategies and countermeasures.The Chinese government attaches great importance to the problems of energy, resources and environment, and takes resource conservation and environmental protection as a basic state policy.

Tsinghua University has a very good foundation in energy related fields, comprehensive disciplines, strong team, remarkable achievements, outstanding characteristics, obvious advantages, and has a number of energy research bases.At present, the university has more than 10 key disciplines related to energy, which have been among the best in many national discipline evaluations and appraisals.In clean coal power generation technology, advanced nuclear energy technology, building energy conservation and industrial energy conservation, biomass energy, vehicle alternative energy, advanced power transmission and grid safety, energy development strategy and other directions of the research is at an advanced or leading level.It has a research team composed of more than 500 senior researchers with professional titles and more than 1,000 graduate students.Undertake a large number of "973 project", "863 plan", "science and technology support plan", the national natural science foundation of key projects and key projects and major scientific and technological cooperation projects of enterprises and overseas cooperation projects as well as entrusted by the national strategy and policy research, in research funding more than 800 million yuan (not including led by high temperature of major projects) in our school.In advanced reactor technology and high-level radioactive waste liquid separation technology, circulating fluidized bed technology and pollution control of coal combustion, solar thermal utilization, flexible transmission technology, researches, such as building energy efficiency has produced a number of major achievements have important influence on, a lot of achievements have been successfully realize the industrialization, in the past 20 years, with more than 50 national science and technology three awards.There is extensive international cooperation in the field of energy. Not only have some achievements been licensed to foreign enterprises, but more than 10 research institutions have been jointly established with overseas governments and enterprises.

Tsinghua University Low Carbon Energy Laboratory will focus on key scientific issues, cutting-edge technology issues, development strategies and technology routes for China's future energy and energy conservation and emission reduction, and achieve major technology integration and product demonstration through cooperation with enterprises.According to the idea that China's energy development will "take coal as the main body and electric power as the center, promote the diversified development of energy structure" and the requirements of "energy conservation and emission reduction", as well as Tsinghua University's disciplinary advantages in the field of energy,The key research areas of the Low Carbon Energy Laboratory include advanced nuclear energy technology, clean coal technology, advanced power transmission and distribution and grid security technology, energy conservation technology, new and renewable energy technology, energy development strategy and policy, climate change, etc.

On the one hand, the low carbon energy laboratory should play a coordinating, integrating and guiding role in the scientific research in the energy field and the construction of major scientific research bases of the university.On the other hand, we should concentrate on key research areas, especially organize research forces and carry out cross-disciplinary research on development strategies and roadmaps for energy security and global climate change, carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), and alternative energy for transportation.Through the exploration and innovation of management system and operation mechanism, we will gradually establish a cross-cooperation mechanism on campus, a mechanism for top-level planning of major research plans and projects, a mechanism for raising major social resources, a mechanism for open sharing of common and demonstration research platforms, and a resource allocation mechanism for supporting major projects.

The laboratory will establish an international high-level academic committee and advisory committee, inviting domestic and foreign dignitaries, famous scholars and entrepreneurs to serve as members.We will actively cooperate with large energy enterprises at home and abroad to build research institutions and industry-university-research cooperation platforms.To establish a Low Carbon Energy University Alliance with world-class universities (Tsinghua University, Cambridge University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have signed a letter of intent to establish a Low Carbon Energy University Alliance and set up the alliance design committee) to jointly study and address global climate change issues;Promote exchanges and resource sharing through open experimental research platforms and new technology demonstration platforms, series of seminars, publications and networks.The laboratory will set up and support the campus energy and environment education program under the framework of "Green University", and integrate the scientific development concept concerning energy and environment into student education.