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As China and the United States are number one and two in both world energy production and consumption, respectively, the issue of energy presents significant opportunities for U.S.-China cooperation in a wide range of related areas—including trade, technology, policy, security and more—that would benefit both countries domestically and would contribute to stronger bilateral ties. The Bush China Foundation’s pathbreaking work on U.S.-China energy policy brings together corporate leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics and trade organizations from the U.S. and Chinese energy industries to address the policy requirements for facilitating greater energy flows, including traditional and new energy, between the two countries; to match Chinese buyers of energy and U.S. producers of energy; and to identify opportunities for and impediments to increased bilateral cooperation in developing the energy infrastructure that is needed in both nations to fuel economic growth and prosperity.

The Bush China Foundation is a leading source of inventive U.S.-China energy policies, ideas and frameworks, such as the U.S.-China Energy Free Trade and Investment Agreement (U.S.-China EFTIA), the Foundation’s flagship proposal to remove energy from the “trade war”, to fast-track the opening of energy markets, to work towards a landmark agreement that would catalyze the robust and predictable flow of various forms of energy from the United States to China, to create jobs in the United States and to meet China’s growing energy demands—all while significantly reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China.