Thursday, February 04, 2010

China Leads The World

When it comes to emissions, there's a lot of talk about China. Perhaps too much talk. What isn't talked about as much is their progress on renewable energy.

The New York Times says in 2009 China overtook Denmark, Germany, Spain and the USA to become the world's largest wind turbine maker - as well as being the world's biggest maker of solar panels. Now I get Obama's recent comments about not wanting to be in second place.

Oh, and you know those "green jobs" that are often talked about. In 2008, China reached 1.12 million people working renewable energy - and that's going up by 100,000 each year. "You have to move fast with the market" says the president of Vestas China. "Nobody has ever seen such fast development in a wind market."

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