With China looking to see what options might open up in global climate leadership ahead of the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 3, 2012
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:...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 11, 2012
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...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 23, 2011
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...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 8, 2011
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...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 11, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 7, 2011
In a major victory for U.S. manufacturers, China has agreed to end subsidies to wind power companies that use domestically-sourced components: The action is significant because of intense competition between U.S. and Chinese...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 28, 2011
On April 20, controversial “Skeptical Environmentalist” Bjørn Lomborg argued in a Washington Post op-ed that high praise for China’s environmental progress is ill-deserved. The article has since drawn...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 22, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 14, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | May 20, 2010
A repair man on a wind turbine in Rudong, by danishwindindustryassociation
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