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 and mitigate the long-term threat of climate change. Together, CERC researchers in the United States and China are making strides toward energy solutions in five key research areas: