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What Does 'Winning' the Clean Energy Race Even Mean?

April 7, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Win the Clean Energy Race?


The Pew Charitable Trusts is out with its annual report comparing investment in clean energy among the twenty richest countries in the world. Once again China is held up as a threat to U.S. competitiveness. This type of competitive messaging is common in national policy circles.[read more]

Over 100 Student Body Presidents Urge Congress to Support Energy Education

April 28, 2010 by Teryn Norris

A group of more than 100 university and college student government presidents submitted a letter (PDF download) today urging Congress to launch a national program for clean energy science and engineering education. The presidents - representing more than one million American students -warned Congress that advanced energy education is...[read more]

WATCH: China building ambitious "Solar Valley City" to advance solar industry

April 18, 2010 by Teryn Norris

China is building an ambitious “Solar Valley City” as a new national center for manufacturing, research and development, education, and tourism around solar energy technologies. as part of the Chinese government and industry’s efforts to promote clean energy technology and grow the nation’s global market share (see video below beginning...[read more]

Clean Energy, Guaranteed: Why Nuclear Energy Is Worth the Cost

March 29, 2010 by Will Marshall

One of the most frequent criticisms made against nuclear energy by its critics is its cost. Opponents of nuclear energy – many of them on the progressive side of the spectrum – have pointed to the tremendous expense of building reactors as a reason not to pursue nuclear energy at all.  Sure enough, it takes years and billions of...[read more]

The Cleantech Revolution: “Largest Market Opportunity in the History of the Planet”?

February 6, 2010 by Teryn Norris

 By Ishan Nath Cross-posted from A special three-part series in last week’s San Jose Mercury News, entitled “The Cleantech Revolution,” highlighted the enormous economic opportunity in the clean-tech sector and warned that the U.S. is quickly falling behind while Asia seeks to gain global market dominance. In its...[read more]

CS Monitor: China Aims to "Leapfrog" U.S. in Clean Energy Race

August 18, 2009 by WattHead Guest Contributor

Originally Posted at The Breakthrough InstituteImagining China as a giant green frog seems a little ridiculous, but, as Peter Ford of the Christian Science Monitor reported last week in a piece entitled "China's Green Leap Forward," China's intent to "leapfrog" the United States in the clean energy race is far from ridiculous - it may...[read more]