Thursday, April 29, 2010

China Cleans Up

China exceeded U.S. investment in clean energy for the first time last year with deployments totaling $34.6 billion. The country still has a long way to go to clean up it's emissions--China surpassed the US as the global leader in C02 emissions several years ago--but they're moving quickly to clean up their act.

Technology Review posted a slide show today profiling some of the new technology they're committing to including offshore wind,  utility-scale solar power, DC transmission lines, massive nuclear deployments, and coal with carbon capture and sequestration.  

I was happy to see vacuum tube solar hot water included in Tech Review's lineup.  Not the most cutting edge technology, but one in ten Chinese people now use these highly efficient heaters for domestic hot water.