U.S. environment

Can the U.S. Fight Climate Change without China?

President Obama’s new climate change plan unveiled this Tuesday calls for global action to reduce emissions and address global warming. Jordan Weissmann at The Atlantic looks at why the US needs China’s cooperation...

Obama, Xi Discuss Climate Change and Cybersecurity

As the “casual” California summit between Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama comes to an end, there is little evidence of concrete progress on a range of issues. Hailed as an opportunity for the two leaders to...

Gov. Brown to Seek Chinese Investments for California

After a delayed departure in order to celebrate his 75th birthday at home, California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China on Tuesday for a weeklong visit. As part of his effort to rejuvenate his state’s flagging economy,...

China Says U.S. Subsidies Violate Trade Rules

In the latest missive in an ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China over renewable energy issues, China has filed a complaint with the WTO over U.S. subsidies to clean energy projects. From Bloomberg: The ministry...

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...

China and U.S. Narrow Gap in Climate Talks

In the year since the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, both China and the U.S. have softened their positions and are now more likely to reach agreement at the ongoing Cancun talks. From the New York Times: The verification...

U.S.-China Deadlock Dims Climate Talk Prospects

The New York Times reports that U.N. climate negotiations being held in Tianjin are at a standstill due to the U.S. and China’s failure to reach agreement: Marred by an atmosphere of mistrust, negotiations have made...



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