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BTL:While Washington Dawdles, Chinese Government Subsidies Boost Green Technology

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
While Washington Dawdles, Chinese Government Subsidies Boost Green Technology

Interview with Dan Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at Yale University, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

In recent years, China has become the world's leading producer of greenhouse gases -- having surpassed the U.S. in total, though not per-capita emissions. China is also the global leader in green energy technology production -- wind turbines, solar panels, transmission lines, and more -- as it moves ahead quickly to modernize its energy infrastructure. So while it's building a large number of new coal-fired power plants, the Chinese government is also providing massive subsidies to its green energy sector. Those subsidies have drawn sharp criticism from the U.S. and other countries, who say they create an uneven and unfair playing field in the international trade of green technology.

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