U.S. is paving the way for Chinese dominance in clean energy

For early baby-boomers, the U.S. government’s release on Nov. 3 of the comprehensive science report on climate contained few surprises. It simply confirmed what we have been experiencing for six decades.

The central question is whether the U.S. will surrender to Chinese leadership in this key strategic area of clean energy systems while the western country plods along relying heavily on carbon-based, dirty fuels.

Read the opinion of Fred Zilian at The Hill
Image: Wind power plants in Xinjiang, China
Fred Zilian teaches global environmental politics at Salve Regina University, in Newport, Rhode Island.

 

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