Negotiated settlements to trade disputes with China could “essentially carve up the global solar panel market into a series of regional markets.”
China leads and the U.S., lacking a long-term policy commitment, lags in new cleantech manufacturing rankings from the World Wildlife Fund.
ABI Research says the United States will become the largest market for photovoltaic (PV) installations in the world by 2013.
Worldwatch Institute reports that 105 billion liters of biofuels were produced in 2010, a 17 percent increase over 2009 and the most ever.
Accenture says China’s focused, state-led move into EVs will give it an EV lead, but the U.S. approach could produce breakthrough technologies.
U.S. and China’s presidents concluded their meeting this week with agreements in principle on increased cooperation in areas of green tech and clean energy.