Ms. Wu talks about China’s strategy to balance economic growth with sustainable development. As the world’s most populous country and foremost exporter, China faces a difficult challenge to prevent its economic miracle from turning into an environmental tragedy. She emphasizes China’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, and its success in keeping a rather ambitious schedule in switching to alternative energy. In this way, the giant of the east sets an example for other countries around the world.
Nuclear energy is the only viable way to produce clean energy on a large enough scale to meet China's energy needs. Despite considerable investment in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and bio-fuels, China’s energy demand will always outstrip supply from these sources. Professor Hardiman examines the options available to China to meet its energy requirements and reduce its dependence on coal and fossil fuels. He argues that nuclear energy is the only viable choice for a carbon-free energy future.
Serious about renewable energy, new Chinese government incentives have sent manufacturers scrambling to grab market share, and foreign expertise, technology and know-how are welcome. Husayn Anwar discusses the importance of two critical factors to develop strong and successful partnerships in the renewable energy industry in China: conducting extensive due diligence on potential partners, local governments and the industry as a whole, and bringing value-added to these partnerships.
Dr. Anwar discusses trends and opportunities for clean technology companies in China, as well as Long Runn Investment Group’s role in developing this sector by developing public/private partnerships that create new efficiencies and synergies along the entire supply chain.