green tech

China’s Patent Game for Clean-Energy Cars

With over 2000 patents for alternative-energy cars filed last year, China is biting into the market for clean transportation. From Jeff Spross at Think Progress: China has actually been in the patent game for sometime. In 2011,...

Behind China’s Green Wall: Special Report

Lured by a potentially huge green technology market, Canadian and other foreign companies are struggling to navigate China’s risky business environment. From Geoff Dembicki at The Tyee: Westport appears to be living the...

China Carmakers Told to Seek Fuel Efficiency, Not Sales

After nurturing rapid expansion of its automotive industry for years, China appears ready to make a U-turn, shifting its emphasis from quantity to quality. From The New York Times: Lu Shize, director of air pollution control at...

Wind Direction Unchanged by US Trade Victory Over China

Last week, Beijing acquiesced to US demands and ended subsidies to wind turbine manufacturers using Chinese-made parts rather than imports. The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts, however, argues that Chinese wind firms will retain...

U.S. Seeks WTO Probe on China Wind Power Funding

The U.S. has requested talks witht he World Trade Organization to explore ways to end Chinese government subsidies to its clean technology sector. From the Wall Street Journal: The decision comes after the United Steelworkers...

China’s Push Into Wind Worries U.S. Industry

After writing about American firms trying to break into China’s growing market for wind power, the paper today looks at Chinese companies trying to set up wind turbines in Minnesota and elsewhere in the U.S.: While...

To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes the Rules

The New York Times reports on the challenges faced by foreign companies trying to enter the Chinese wind turbine industry: With their government-bestowed blessings, Chinese companies have flourished and now control almost half...

Thomas Friedman: Aren’t We Clever?

On a trip to China, New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman strikes again: While American Republicans were turning climate change into a wedge issue, the Chinese Communists were turning it into a work issue. “There is...

China to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

From the New York Times: The Chinese government, determined to become a world leader in green technology, says it plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years to develop electric and hybrid vehicles. The...



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