29 Apr '11, 11pm

U.S. Senators See Clean Energy in China First-Hand

A group of ten senior U.S. Senators visited China this week (the largest delegation of elected U.S. officials ever to visit the country). Their take-away? China is taking the lead on clean energy and giving the U.S. a run for its money on innovating the next generation of competitive industries. I had a chance to catch up with the delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and including Sen. Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Dick Durbin as well as other leaders in Congress on clean energy and jobs issues. While here, they met with Vice President Xi Jinping as well as leaders of clean energy businesses. Prior to leaving, Sen. Reid said he wanted to learn from China’s successful investments in renewable energy . These investments, totaling $54 billion in 2010, catapulted China ahead of the U.S. in terms...

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