06 Apr '11, 9pm

Where Will The Green Jobs Be: China or the U.S.?: Can the U.S. compete with China when it comes to manufacturi...

Can the U.S. compete with China when it comes to manufacturing ? Can the U.S. even compete when it comes to intellectual property and engineering? Four years ago, it might have been heresy to think that emerging nations could compete with the west in R&D. But large companies like Applied Materials and startups like NuvoSun now perform substantial portions of their green technology research in China. Tsinghua University wants to develop a modular nuclear reactor, similar to those being developed in the U.S. by Babcock & Wilcox and the national labs. An even more outlandish idea: can the U.S. and China cooperate? A few months ago, that also seemed somewhat inconceivable. But China does not have much of a history in energy efficiency and demand response. To help fill that gap, companies like Johnson Controls and Honeywell recently signed initiatives to bring technology for fi...

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