The U.S.–China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) is a joint initiative to accelerate research, development, and deployment of clean energy technologies. Advanced energy solutions can tap diverse energy sources, improve efficiency, and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. With these objectives in mind, CERC facilitates collaborative research and development, engaging scientists and engineers from world-class universities, top research institutions, and industry leaders.

This flagship initiative is helping both countries bolster energy security, advance clean energy technologies, and deliver economic and environmental benefits. Together, CERC researchers in the United States and China are making strides toward energy solutions in five key research areas: