Monday, April 16, 2007

US firms exporting technology to China and India

This week, 17 American companies head to China and India to discuss solutions to the nations' rapid development and ensuing clean energy needs.

The trip matches U.S. companies seeking to market clean energy technologies and services, explained U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary David Bohigian. From the Indo-Asian News Service:

"The companies participating in the Clean-Energy Technologies Trade Mission range from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises. As the Chinese and Indian markets continue their rapid growth, they will encounter unprecedented energy and environmental challenges. US companies of all sizes have an opportunity to take a leadership role in providing innovative solutions to energy needs in an environmentally responsible way."
The companies specialize in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean coal and distributed generation sectors. They include DuPont, Applied Materials Inc., GE Energy and Eaton Corp.

All of them belong to sectors and industries promoted by the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP). The APP seeks reduction in the intensity of carbon dioxide - a main global warming pollutant - and to strengthen energy security and economic growth. It is a public-private partnership that includes six partner countries: Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the U.S.

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