Going Green

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

U.S. - China Biofuels Cooperation Pact

In spite of fears that they will use their economic clout to damage our economy, China is an extremely important trading partner. They also use a lot of energy. It is in our interest to aid them in utilizing current technologies to reduce their use of fossil fuels such as oil and coal. It is an economic issue, an energy security issue, and an environmental issue.

December 12, 2007

U.S. and China Increase Biofuels Cooperation Ahead of the Third U.S. – China Strategic Economic Dialogue

Marks Third U.S. –China Agreement to Advance Energy Security Reached This Year

BEIJING, CHINA – The U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) agreed to strengthen and expand cooperation on biofuels production and use, ahead of the third U.S. – China Strategic Economic Dialogue set to open in Grand Epoch City on Wednesday. This MOU promotes energy security interests between the two countries with the ultimate goal of significantly reducing fossil fuel consumption by increasing the use of clean, renewable fuels such as those derived from biomass. Representing the United States at a signing ceremony in Beijing on Tuesday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Clay Sell signed the MOU with NDRC Vice Chairman Zhang Xiaoqiang.

“As the two largest energy consumers and automobile markets in the world, we are eager to strengthen cooperation with China to...(complete article here).

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