Boston Globe Quotes EWI's Greg Austin on Clean Energy in China
The Boston Globe's Erin Ailworth quoted EWI's Greg Austin in a story about opportunities and challenges in the clean energy industry in China. The relevant passage:
"At the same time, China is trying to wean itself from fossil fuels such as coal - the country’s main power source - to reduce the choking air pollution that leads many to wear surgical masks on city streets. China has set aggressive goals for renewable, nonpolluting sources, such as installing 150 gigawatts of wind power capacity by 2020 - enough to power nearly a third of US homes.
"'Strategically, this is a desperately high priority for the Chinese leadership,' said Greg Austin, of the EastWest Institute, a New York think tank specializing in Asian affairs. 'They will ravenously devour any type of clean technology to help them manage their problems.'"