Alliance to Wind Down Dec. 31
Check out our latest (and final) report on China’s giant green leap forward and a history of the Alliance. Executive Director Marjorie Sun interviewed with more than a dozen experts and gathered info from many reports.
Five takeaways from the 20-page report, “China’s Green Race to Power”:
- Power blackouts in Jiangsu province led to the birth of the Alliance.
- China’s leaders are committed to clean tech industries in solar, wind and electric vehicles as a catalyst for jobs, economic growth, energy independence and a healthier planet.
- Government subsidies have been absolutely crucial to the remarkable growth of China’s green manufacturing sectors.
- China plans to spend a trillion dollars in overseas investments to build infrastructure including power plants. These plans warrant close scrutiny for their potential impact on carbon emissions.
- China’s success in solar, wind and EVs is good for the global market, dropping prices for all these technologies and accelerating deployment. Their success in scaling up holds lessons for the world.
- Bonus: it’s pretty easy to rent an all-electric car in China. Check out one of the photo captions.
This report is the final project for the Alliance. The Alliance board has determined that we’ve accomplished our original mission–to educate Chinese utilities on the value of energy efficiency. Since the Alliance was founded in 2005, many major U.S. environmental organizations have established offices in China. So the Alliance will be dissolving as of Dec. 31. We are deeply grateful for your support, expertise and interest in helping to make the Alliance a success.