Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Unlike US leaders, China sees future for clean tech
The useful web site, One Block Off the Grid, has an interesting article in graphic form: "Why China is Kicking Our Ass in Clean Tech."
The figures on bombs and rocket as compared to renewable energy are especially bleak. The U.S. spends $41 for "defense" for each $1 spent on renewables. In contrast, China budgets a mere $3 on "defense" for each dollar on renewables. [Feeling more secure, folks?]
One category in which the U.S. makes a pretty good showing is in solar capacity. The nation is up 3,100 megawatts to China's 800 magawatts. Alas, the evidence shows that the flow of solar jobs is headed east.
[Thanks to sure fire energy analyst Brooks Winner for this link.]