China Leads The World In Clean Energy

Solar collectors on apartment rooftops in Xian Chian. Photo: Richard Chambers (CC)

Photo: Richard Chambers (CC)

One of the most polluted countries has become number one in clean energy. The US ranks number three. The Guardian reports:

China has overtaken the US for the first time in a league table of investments in low-carbon energy among the G-20, according to a new report by not for profit group the Pew Charitable Trusts published this week.

The report found that despite an overall 6.6 per cent global decline in clean energy investments last year, China invested almost twice as much as the United States in clean energy during 2009.

But the US still leads in energy capacity. It’s interesting for the UK too:

• third in overall clean energy investments
• fourth in five-year clean energy investment growth rate
• fifth in the percentage of total power it receives from clean energy sources ahead of France, China and the US

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  • Hadrian999

    one of the advantages of a non-democratic government is the ability to be plan driven and to be able to have goals longer than 2 years down the road. you can get so much more done when you aren’t busy worrying about fund raising for the next election and selling your soul to the lobby groups.

  • Hadrian999

    one of the advantages of a non-democratic government is the ability to be plan driven and to be able to have goals longer than 2 years down the road. you can get so much more done when you aren’t busy worrying about fund raising for the next election and selling your soul to the lobby groups.

    • Belcat2

      I agree. China will likely be the greenest place on the planet soon, they have very ambitious plans for wind and solar, every report I have seen confirms that. And they have invested the money into the infrastructure (eg, mass manufacturing, installing) that makes it even cheaper. While the US and Canada argue on how “expensive” it is, China will have cheap renewable energy in no time. Once you have a lot of those renewable energies installed, they just produce… no fuel required. A little maintenance for wind farms, virtually none for solar electric.

      • Hadrian999

        i hope we pull our heads out of our asses but im not holding my breath.

  • Anonymous

    What does that say about their definition of ‘clean energy’?

  • JoiquimCouteau

    What does that say about their definition of ‘clean energy’?

  • Guest

    Seeing the reality in practice is believing. Just sounds like more Soros/ Rockefeller types propaganda on how great the Chinese New World Order will be whilst brushing under the carpet that it is the biggest executer of people, organ harvesting of convicts and forced abortion buses, coupled with massive censorship (it’s probably where these rotting elites go to buy black market body parts or children to molest). Say the wrong thing over the phone or in public and you will find yourself treated like a wooden man by some Jackie Chan type.

    As for Hadrian turn your 9s right side up, coz you really are a brainwashed moron (Communism has killed 100+ million of its own people, Russia 20+m, China 60+m, Cambodia 100′s of thousands and on and on).

    There is NO real democracy (gestapo style corporatocracy with war, terrorism, black ops and no moral compas or ethics to fill the pockets with baubles and power for coward cancerous scum that think themselves elite whilst poisoning the body and mind of the brainwashed. Robbing through taxes, corrupt law and fake currency what little 99+& of regular folk have).

    There are No free markets, just law and court, sound currency. We are slaves and clueless to it, for the most part. Consume, drink Bud, watch the game, eat processed shit, take your mercury vaccine toxins, drink flouridised water, don’t think, don’t question, all is well, believe the TV, work, pay your taxes. All is well drones. Be afraid, kill brown, yellow and black people, die and be poisoned so we can steel and control their stuff or ruin thier country..

  • Guest

    Seeing the reality in practice is believing. Just sounds like more Soros/ Rockefeller types propaganda on how great the Chinese New World Order will be whilst brushing under the carpet that it is the biggest executer of people, organ harvesting of convicts and forced abortion buses, coupled with massive censorship (it’s probably where these rotting elites go to buy black market body parts or children to molest). Say the wrong thing over the phone or in public and you will find yourself treated like a wooden man by some Jackie Chan type.

    As for Hadrian turn your 9s right side up, coz you really are a brainwashed moron (Communism has killed 100+ million of its own people, Russia 20+m, China 60+m, Cambodia 100′s of thousands and on and on).

    There is NO real democracy (gestapo style corporatocracy with war, terrorism, black ops and no moral compas or ethics to fill the pockets with baubles and power for coward cancerous scum that think themselves elite whilst poisoning the body and mind of the brainwashed. Robbing through taxes, corrupt law and fake currency what little 99+& of regular folk have).

    There are No free markets, just law and court, sound currency. We are slaves and clueless to it, for the most part. Consume, drink Bud, watch the game, eat processed shit, take your mercury vaccine toxins, drink flouridised water, don’t think, don’t question, all is well, believe the TV, work, pay your taxes. All is well drones. Be afraid, kill brown, yellow and black people, die and be poisoned so we can steel and control their stuff or ruin thier country..

    • Guest173827

      tell us something we don’t know.

  • Guest173827

    tell us something we don’t know.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. China will likely be the greenest place on the planet soon, they have very ambitious plans for wind and solar, every report I have seen confirms that. And they have invested the money into the infrastructure (eg, mass manufacturing, installing) that makes it even cheaper. While the US and Canada argue on how “expensive” it is, China will have cheap renewable energy in no time. Once you have a lot of those renewable energies installed, they just produce… no fuel required. A little maintenance for wind farms, virtually none for solar electric.

  • Hadrian999

    i hope we pull our heads out of our asses but im not holding my breath.

  • drlechter

    I would agree that giving up hope in any of the existing systems is in order, but it is useful to have a clearer understanding of what caused them to fail. The corruption of past dreams of a kinder systems needs to be examined in the greatest possible depth. To say communism, socialism or even democracy is just fatally flawed is to essentially get sucked into the dominant paradigm and not identify the true culprits.

    This guy is a good start in that direction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEzOgpMWnVs

  • drlechter

    I would agree that giving up hope in any of the existing systems is in order, but it is useful to have a clearer understanding of what caused them to fail. The corruption of past dreams of a kinder systems needs to be examined in the greatest possible depth. To say communism, socialism or even democracy is just fatally flawed is to essentially get sucked into the dominant paradigm and not identify the true culprits.

    This guy is a good start in that direction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEzOgpMWnVs