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China Sees Green In Its Future

April 6, 2010

On May 1st, Expo 2010 will open to the world in Shanghai, China. About 70 million visitors are expected for the world’s largest green exhibition, featuring green products and solutions in an environmentally friendly venue. As a partner of the Expo, Siemens will be supplying green technology and infrastructure. The expo grounds will feature green urban infrastructure. More than 50,000 energy-saving LEDs produced by Siemens’ lighting subsidiary, Osram, will illuminate the pavilions and boulevards. LEDs consume 80% less electricity than conventional incandescent bulbs.
 
Another example of energy 
efficiency at the Expo will be Hamburg House, a building that will consume less energy than nearly any other building in the world. 
Hamburg House will generate internally nearly all its 
energy.



Further evidence of China’s dedication to green energy can be found in three recently released studies. A report from Pew Charitable Trusts, using data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, declared China the early winner in the clean energy race by outspending the United States $34.6 billion to $18.6 billion in 2009. Deutsche Bank’s global survey of national clean energy policies highlights China, Brazil, and Germany for their exemplary scale and effect. The Center For American Progress’ recent report “Out Of The Running” discusses how Germany, Spain, and China are adopting comprehensive policies to clean energy by developing markets, building infrastructure, financing research and deploying projects.

China recently identified alternative energy as a key industry in its national five-year economic development plan. China has created powerful top-down policies such as national clean energy and energy conservation targets, and more recently, a goal to limit growth of carbon emissions. These top-down policies are supplemented by local incentives and investments to stimulate the innovation, manufacture, deployment, and export of low-carbon technologies. China is on track to become the world’s largest producer of solar panels and largest operator of wind farms.

The U.S. Department of Energy also recently announced that it will work with organizations in China on joint research initiatives over the next five years. Through this joint initiative, $37.5 million will be invested in joint research and $75 million will be used for the improvement of energy efficiency, clean coal technologies and carbon sequestration.

CHINESE TRANSLATION
中国展望绿色的未来

5月1日,2010年上海世博会将在中国上海对全世界开放。预计大约有7000万游客将前往这一世界上最大的绿色展览,其特色为在一个环保场所展示绿色产品和解决方案。作为世博会合作伙伴,西门子将提供环保技术和基础设施。世博会将展出理由绿色城市的基础设施。由西门子的照明子公司欧司朗生产的超过50,000台节能LED 灯 ,将照亮亭台楼阁,林荫大道。 LED灯的电力消耗比传统白炽灯泡要少80%。世博会上节能的另一例子将是“汉堡之家”(Hamburg House),该建筑所消耗的能源将少于几乎世界上任何其他建筑。“汉堡之家”将内部产生几乎可以自给自足的能量。

在最近公布的三项研究中可以发现中国致力于绿色能源的进一步佐证。皮尤慈善信托基金(Pew Charitable Trusts)的一项使用来自彭博新能源财经(Bloomberg New Energy Finance)数据的报告指出,2009年中国在清洁能源方面投入的346亿美元比美国投入的186亿美元多,成为这一竞赛的早期赢家。德意志银行的国家清洁能源政策的全球调查,强调了中国、巴西和德国在其示范性规模和成效方面的突出表现。美国进步中心( The Center For American Progress)最近发布的报告“淘汰出局”中讨论了德国、西班牙和中国如何通过发展市场、构建基础设施、资助研究和部署项目去实施清洁能源的全面政策。

中国最近在其国家五年经济发展计划中将替代能源确立为一个关键性行业。中国创立了诸如国家清洁能源和节能目标等自上而下的强有力政策,以及最近限制碳排放量增长的目标。这些自上而下的政策,辅以地方的奖励和投资,以鼓励低碳技术的创新、制造、部署和出口。中国正在逐步成为世界上最大的太阳能电池板生产国和最大的风力发电场经营国。

美国能源部最近也宣布,它将在未来5年内与中国的机构合作进行联合研究倡议。通过这一联合倡议,3750万美元将投资于联合研究,而7500万美元将用于提高能源效率、改进清洁煤技术和碳吸收。

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