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ChinaThe dependence of the US economy on Chinese goods and credit makes negotiations over greenhouse gases with the world’s #1 emitter a tough conversation. Not to mention the great leap forward in renewable energy that is making China a formidable competitor. Keep up with developments here.
Even while trade agreements brokered under Clinton helped China's economy to boom and brought Americans cheap goods, both nations have paid dearly.
Part 2 of 2 of a special report from the co-author of a forthcoming book, The People's Republic of...
Mar 6, 2014 | Read More
Coal-to-gas projects in rural areas could double carbon footprint of fuel burned in cities, spelling disaster for earth's climate, warn scientists.
China is erecting huge industrial complexes in remote areas to convert coal to synthetic fuel that...
Feb 13, 2014 | Read More
State-owned Xuanwei Power Station in Xuanwei, Yunnan province in China
Despite claims of concern over climate change and progress toward cleaner economies, the trajectory of their CO2 emissions is not bending down fast enough.
China and the United States, the world's two largest economies, are responsible for emitting nearly...
Feb 4, 2013 | Read More
Washington State Gov.-elect Jay Inslee
Enviros say Gov. Jay Inslee, a pioneer of the U.S. clean economy, gives them a shot at blocking NW coal terminals. Is it wishful thinking?
Washington State will have perhaps the nation's greenest governor when Jay Inslee, an early...
Nov 26, 2012 | Read More
Chinese solar factory worker
U.S. importers of Chinese panels will have to pay some $100 million in retroactive tariffs—unless they get them overturned.
Marco Mangelsdorf thought he made a smart move early this year when he bought nearly 300 solar...
Jul 19, 2012 | Read More
Wind farm construction in China
Report finds that America spends a lot less than China in clean energy sectors that have the most job-creation potential.
The United States is winning the global clean energy race—at least in terms of luring investment in...
Apr 13, 2012 | Read More
Giant wind turbine blade
Wind farms along Maryland's coast could create thousands of jobs for the nearly 900 companies that are positioned to manufacuture and install turbines.
Maryland's steel mills, ship builders and metal parts makers may help the U.S. challenge Europe and...
Apr 6, 2012 | Read More
Utility-scale Webberville Solar Project outside Austin
To help spur its clean economy, a Texas city is turning to a federal program that grants foreigners visas to invest in U.S. projects—and it's not alone.
A federal government program that gives foreign investors green cards to invest in business...
Mar 30, 2012 | Read More
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty tours Essar Steel Algoma, which manufactures ste
Canada's clean economy has so far been spared the damaging effects of 'Dutch disease' caused by oil sands exports. How long can it last?
Canada's oil sands boom is pitting two Goliaths of its economy against each other—the oil sands...
Mar 22, 2012 | Read More
Ground-mounted solar modules on the property of the Martins Creek Elementary Sch
The price of solar energy systems dropped by 36 percent in North Carolina between 2006 and 2011, in a trend that is likely occuring across the U.S.
The cost of solar power in North Carolina is falling steeply, a state trade group reported,...
Mar 9, 2012 | Read More