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China’s Smart Grid Ambitions Could Open Door to US-China Cooperation

Posted in Electricity, Renewable Energy, smart grid, US-China by ebalkan on June 5, 2009
China's Power Sector Investment

China's Power Sector Investment

China’s largest electric transmission company has announced an ambitious plan to develop a national smart grid by 2020 that would help utilities and their customers transport and use energy more efficiently.

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Promises and Pitfalls

Posted in Climate change, Environmental Policies, US-China by ebalkan on May 7, 2009

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This article originally featured in China Dialogue.

Forging a new partnership between the United States and China can help address climate change, but only if regulatory and market shortcomings can be overcome.

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Outsourcing Toxic Dumping, in the Name of the Environment?

evan071Does the Obama administration have the will to face the prospect that a low cost approach might be inimical to a low carbon strategy, and ensure careful planning and responsible oversight? Or will US officials, keen on building a strong bilateral partnership, overlook the consequences of a business-as-usual scenario in China, permitting environmental degradation as the means to ambitious political ends?

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