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We're planning some big changes for The Green Skeptic in the New Year, with expanded skeptical coverage to help you make sense of what is hype and what is ripe in the new green economy.
Meanwhile, it's Friday, so here are our links for this week:
The Guardian's environment correspondent, Jonathan Watts, looks at one problem not likely to improve soon: China's dependence on coal: China Coal.
Which may explain why China is starting to get serious about "clean coal": "China Shenhua to begin storing carbon in 2011"
More on China from the Harvard Business Review with an article by Thomas M. Hout and Pankaj Ghemawat on "China vs the World: Whose Technology Is It?"
Ernst & Young released their annual Country Attractiveness Indices report, which ranks 30 global renewable energy markets by scoring investment strategies and resource availability. Guess who comes out on top? Hint: It ain't the good ol' USofA.
In part because ratings-hungry pundits, like my FOX colleague pictured above, are pimping their bias against electric cars. I really don't get it, Rush, it's an American innovation, fercrissakes! "The Patriotic Endeavor Rush Limbaugh Won’t Support: Electric Cars"
and in part because we are falling behind in R&D, according to US Energy Secretary Chu, who calls the Energy Race our new "Sputnik" Moment. (PDF)
Finally, two veterans of the cleantech investing space weigh-in:
First Cleantech VC Rob Day on "How Cleantech VCs are reacting to the broken venture model"
and the renowned Dallas Kachan offers his cleantech predictions for 2011 in Renewable Energy World.
Have a great weekend everyone!