China is "eating our lunch" on clean energy
Notes: See "China Leading Global Race to Make Clean Energy," New York Times, January 30, 2010.
"China vaulted past competitors in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the United States last year to become the world's largest maker of wind turbines, and is poised to expand even further this year.
China has also leapfrogged the West in the last two years to emerge as the world's largest manufacturer of solar panels. And the country is pushing equally hard to build nuclear reactors and the most efficient types of coal power plants.
These efforts to dominate renewable energy technologies raise the prospect that the West may someday trade its dependence on oil from the Mideast for a reliance on solar panels, wind turbines and other gear manufactured in China."
Bite Source: Brian Walsh
Image Source: here
September 18, 2011
Agree. Appealing to national pride and competition risks require walking a fine line. But perhaps useful as a "point of entry" with some audiences.