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1 China’s Water-Energy Choke Points Jennifer L. Turner, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center

2 China Environment Forum Cooperative Competitors: Building New US-China Energy and Climate Networks Choke Point China: Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus Catalyzing New Clean Water Networks in Lake Tai Basin Environmental & Energy Governance

3 Environmental Challenges In the World’s Factory

4 China’s Energy By Numbers #1 ¼ 350 Million 50%

5 Top-Down, Bottom-Up and Outside-In Greening

6 What is the Water Footprint of China’s Energy Development? 40% Rivers Grade IV, V, V+ 700 million Chinese lack access to clean water North China one-tenth of global average for per capita freshwater resources Goals to Quadruple Hydropower by 2020 GreenGen CCS-Ready! The Economist Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs

7 Water-Energy Nexus—Power Plant Cooling Technologies Source: Circle of Blue’s Choke Point US Inforgraphic: 10 Things You Should Know About Water & Energy

8 Water-Energy Nexus—CCS Source: Circle of Blue’s Choke Point US Inforgraphic: 10 Things You Should Know About Water & Energy

9 Shale We Dance? November 2009 U.S.-China Shale Gas Resource Initiative Signed November 2009 U.S.-China Shale Gas Resource Initiative Signed China’s Ministry of Land and Resources set target for the country to identify shale gas exploration and development blocks by 2020 and produce 8-12 percent of China's natural gas from shale gas wells by China’s Ministry of Land and Resources set target for the country to identify shale gas exploration and development blocks by 2020 and produce 8-12 percent of China's natural gas from shale gas wells by In November 2009, PetroChina signed a joint assessment agreement with Royal Dutch Shell to explore for shale gas in the Fushun-Yongchuan block in Sichuan Province In November 2009, PetroChina signed a joint assessment agreement with Royal Dutch Shell to explore for shale gas in the Fushun-Yongchuan block in Sichuan Province In a recently confirmed deal, CNOOC will pay $1.08 billion for a one-third stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Eagle Ford shale project in Texas, in the biggest acquisition of a U.S. oil and gas asset by a Chinese company In a recently confirmed deal, CNOOC will pay $1.08 billion for a one-third stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Eagle Ford shale project in Texas, in the biggest acquisition of a U.S. oil and gas asset by a Chinese company


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