Green Energy in China

Interview with Dr. Zhao Zhongxian, Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Chinese Academy of Science

Dr. Zhao Zhongxian delivered a keynote address at the "US-China Green Energy Conference: Fueling a Clean Energy Future", organized by Asia Society Northern California and US-China Green Energy Council, held at the PG&E Auditorium in San Francisco on April 18, 2008. This conference and two larger conferences to follow in China later in November this year represent the beginning of an effort to encourage long-term partnerships between clean energy policymakers, researchers, business people and investors in the two countries.

In this interview, Dr. Zhao highlights wind power and biogas as two promising clean energy solutions in meeting China's energy demands. He also identifies a number of promising areas for Silicon Valley-China collaboration, and shares his views on government regulation and public awareness in energy conservation and environmenal protection.

Dr. Zhao is also the Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, and Director of the Academic Committee, Institute of Physics National Laboratory for Superconductivity.
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