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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Green Tech No Joke To Chinese

“China is moving,” says Hal Harvey, the chief executive of ClimateWorks, which shares clean energy ideas around the world. “They want to be leaders in green technology. China has already adopted the most aggressive energy efficiency program in the world. It is committed to reducing the energy intensity of its economy — energy used per dollar of goods produced — by 20 percent in five years. They are doing this by implementing fuel efficiency standards for cars that far exceed our own and by going after their top thousand industries with very aggressive efficiency targets. And they have the most aggressive renewable energy deployment in the world, for wind, solar and nuclear, and are already beating their targets.” (from op-ed by Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, 7/4/09)

A year and a half later.......

In other news...

In a downtown workshop this Tuesday evening, DWP will present plans that retreat from its 2007 targets for renewable energy for Angelenos....