Friday, July 03, 2009

Green Power Takes Root in the Chinese Desert - NYTimes.com

Glad to see this, especially as I’ve been reading Matthew Glass’s Ultimatum this week…

As the United States takes its first steps toward mandating that power companies generate more electricity from renewable sources, China already has a similar requirement and is investing billions to remake itself into a green energy superpower.

Through a combination of carrots and sticks, Beijing is starting to change how this country generates energy. Although coal remains the biggest energy source and is almost certain to stay that way, the rise of renewable energy, especially wind power, is helping to slow China’s steep growth in emissions of global warming gases.

Green Power Takes Root in the Chinese Desert - NYTimes.com

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