Thanks to everyone for their support in 2011 and my best wishes for your health and happiness in 2012!
The U.S./China Clean Energy blog ends the year with close to six thousand views, a level I believe can increase several fold next year following the January 2012 release of Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy by the Kissinger Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center (WashDC).
I’ll close out the year by giving you this preview of Cooketop News, my Paper.Li aggregator providing “front-burner” updates about the U.S. Mid-Atlantic connection and “hot” insights on clean energy technology, investment and policy. Okay, I’ll remove tongue from cheek now. More prosaically, Cooketop News will be hitting the Internet airwaves on a regular daily basis (Mon-Fri) starting Monday, January 2nd. A summary of top stories will then be provided each week in a Friday post here on U.S./China Clean Energy along with personal observations about what impact the weeks events are having on ‘U.S.-China sustainability’ trends.
Here is the summary of stories from this week’s trial run:
Monday, December 26, 2011
California’s new Renewables Portfoliio Standard (RPS) program
Predictions for Cleantech in 2012
The smart grid according to Cisco
How do you say ‘Google Search’ in Chinese? 2011 top search results in Asia
China continues tradition of Christmas crackdowns
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
JDS Architects wins major Green Building Design Award in Hangzhou
U.S. smart grid gets US$8bn boost toward a smarter and greener future
SEIA & GTM Research release “U.S. Solar Market Insight: 3rd Q 2011” report
China proposes collecting bio-data on foreign visitors
Big Oil redrawing the energy map with unconventional fuels
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Retrofits are the new darling for energy efficiency investors
China needs new policy course as capital tide turns
China plans Asia’s biggest coal-fired plant
Interactive map for tracking China’s global investment by sector
10 predictions for Cleantech and Sustainability in 2012
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Top 10 clean energy stories of 2011
China’s energy consumption now double the world average
U.S. DoE supporting research into advanced solar thermal
China drafting plan protect copper & other investments in Afghanistan
New funding could help lower cost of electric vehicle (EV) chargers
Friday, December 30, 2011
Food security to be a concern for China in 2012
Beijing on the horns of a new yuan exchange rate dilemma
Does China’s rare earth’s monopoly imperil clean energy?
Gordon Chang updates his ‘coming collapse of China’ prediction, 10 yrs later
5 predictions for Boston Cleantech in 2012
That’s it for 2011! Enjoy an exhilarating slide into 2012 and I’ll look forward to seeing you on the other side of New Year’s Day. Best wishes for the new year!