The Academy of Chinese Energy Strategy (ACES) was established in March, 2012. ACES is an independent research center and postgraduate enrollment unit directly affiliated to China University of Petroleum (CUPB), its predecessor being China Energy Strategy Research Institute (CESRI), which was affiliated to CUPB’s School of Business Administration. As an academy for advanced research into the social, economic and political areas of energy issues, ACES is committed to the idea exchanges among the government, the academia and the enterprises. It also aims to help in energy strategy and policy making and to become a crucial “Think Tank”, “Information Base” and “Talent Pool”.
ACES now offers regular master’s and doctorate programs, as well as customized on-the-job training for energy company employees and the Executive Development Program (EDP) for top management.
Over the years, ACES has set up close strategic cooperative relationship with both the energy industry and the international community. About 80%of the research projects undertaken by ACES are sponsored by multinational energy companies, like China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), etc.
International Forum-The International Forum on China’s Energy Strategy
The First International Forum on China’s Energy Strategy was held in 2006, and this forum has been successfully held for seven years. By focusing on the frontier issues in energy, it aims at building a bridge for dialogues between officials, scholars and energy enterprises. After years’ efforts, it has obtained strong support from the government, academic institutions and energy enterprises.
The forum was held in the form of keynote speeches, round table meetings and discussion panels according to the theme that year. The forum had invited Long Yongtu, secretary general of the BFA; Tommy Moffatt, U.S. senator from Mississippi; Xu Dingming, Chair of China National Energy Experts Advisory Council; Canada's new ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques; Jim Ellis, Minister of Energy of the Province of Alberta and Rune Volla, director of Energy strategy department to the Research Council of Norway and many other high-ranking executives from national and private energy companies attended the forum.
With the increasing level of the forum, it becomes much more international and attracts more and more high-level persons from governments, energy companies and researchers.