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Green Energy: Building Bridges between U.S., China

© Ethan.K (flickr.com) Green energy is serious business in China. “They see cleaning up the environment as directly related to future economic growth,” says Peter Gourlay, president and founder of the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (MD-AEP), based in Timonium, Md. “It’s not about do-gooders. They have huge public health issues because of air pollution. When they start losing people [due to pollution-related illnesses], they can’t go to their jobs. If [China] doesn’t fix their environment, they know it will affect their ability to attract foreign investment.” As the leader of MD-AEP, Gourlay is well-positioned to help bring U.S. green energy technology to China and other increasingly energy-conscious areas of Asia, such as Vietnam and India. Singapore is the region’s environmental model, he says, and there are pockets of opportunity throughout Asia, “but when people ask me which country is seriously responding to taking on the environment and dealing with those issues,…Log In to Read Full Article

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