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China Firm Sues Obama Over Blocked Wind Farm Deal

Last Friday, President Obama blocked investment by the Chinese firm Ralls in a wind farm in Oregon located near a Naval facility. This was the first such presidential order barring foreign investment since 1990. From Reuters:...

China Ties U.S. in Green Energy Investments

Globally in 2011, private and public sector funding for renewable energy increased 17% to $257 billion. China and the U.S. are tied for spending in the green energy sector, according to a new report from the United Nations...

US Envoy: China Promises Clean Energy Access

Earlier this year, the WTO ruled in favor of the U.S. on a complaint over Chinese government subsidies to its wind power industry for using domestically-produced components. In recent trade talks between the two countries, China...

China May Cut Spending on Strategic Industries

Reuters reports planned cuts to state investment in strategic industries including high-speed rail and wind power, as well as other forms of green energy and information technology. Beijing originally planned to invest up to...

China Tops Global Clean Energy Table

A new report found that China had the highest investment in clean energy technologies. From BBC: The table, published by the US Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese invested $54.4bn (£34.1bn) in 2010, up from $39.1bn...

China’s Galloping Wind Market

The New York Times’ Green blog reports that China now constitutes the world’ largest wind energy market: In 2010 China installed about 16,000 megawatts, versus 5,000 in the United States; in 2009 it installed 13,000...

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...

Leonora Walet: China’s Green Tech Revolution

From Reuters: Targeting mainland China with his energy-saving inventions, Peter Fung and executives like him have their eye on the hottest competitive advantage around: an ambitious government with deep pockets. “State...

Wind Power Winds up China’s Competitors

Andrew Peaple reports on the side effects to China’s green push for wind power. From the Wall Street Journal: Beijing has big plans for wind power as a renewable energy of the future, but China may already have too much of...

UN Halts Funds to China Wind Farms

While China’s advances in wind power have received much attention recently, the UN is now concerned over China’s use of a carbon trading policy. The Financial Times (via CNN) explains: China has been by far the...

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