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The Week In Green Energy: Mr. Hu Comes to America

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the U.S. this week for a four-day state visit. The White House rolled out the red carpet, working overtime to make sure that its largest creditor got the respect and pageantry it has come to expect. Human rights, the under-valued yuan and yes, green energy have all been top…

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In 2010 New Investments In Clean Energy Reached $243B

Global investments across the whole renewable energy spectrum surged 30 percent in 2010, largely supported by record investments into China. In 2010 clean energy investments peaked to $243 billion, from $186.5 billion in 2009 and $180.1 billion in 2008, according to figures compiled by market research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

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Cheap Capital Bankrolls China�s Green Revolution

Earlier this month, Julian Wong, Chief Editor of the Green Leap Forward blog, testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. His testimony provides a crystal clear overview of� the different factors that are supporting China’s push to lead the global green economy, (at the expense of the U.S.). Over the next couple of…

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Energy Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip �To Work on BP Oil Spill�

// < ![CDATA[ // ]]> Energy Secretary Steven Chu has postponed his trip to China, scheduled for next week, after President Obama asked him to stay to continue to oversee the government’s response to the month-old BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Energy Secretary Chu to the U.S. on China’s Green Leap: “Sit Up and Take Notice” [UPDATE]

In a call with reporters today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the U.S. needs a comprehensive energy and climate change law to beat China and lead the cleantech industry. He said�China�s emergence as a green superpower couldn’t be ignored. “The U.S. should sit up and take notice,” Chu told reporters. A climate change law…

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