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China Laughs, New England Cries, Over Attacks on Clean Energy

August 20th, 2012

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This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Last week, two next-generation battery manufacturers in the Boston area announced major investments from Chinese firms.

Good news?

Yes, if your goal is to grow the Chinese economy. The deals for A123 Systems and Boston-Power will result in major technology transfers to China and likely lost American jobs. The deals are the result of a campaign by Tea Party Republicans to kill the U.S. clean energy industry in its cradle. That’s because the GOP Congressional leadership appears more interested in turning clean energy into a wedge issue than in having America win what energy market analysts see as a $2.3 trillion dollar global market within the next decade. Read the rest of this entry »