Trailing the Dragon: China, the U.S and the $2.3 Trillion Energy Market

Held Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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WHAT: Trailing the Dragon: China, the U.S and the $2.3 Trillion Energy Market

WHEN: 9:00am-11:00am

WHERE: Senate Visitor Center, Room 210-12

DETAILS: Will the next generation of energy technologies that Americans rely on have a “Made in China” label? China is working hard to ensure they do.

Third Way and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute hosted an idea forum to discuss China’s growing dominance in the clean energy sector and learnable lessons for how the United States can compete and win the clean energy race.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Kay Hagan and Senator Chris Coons, joined a panel of leading experts from academia and industry, including Chad Holliday, Former CEO of DuPont and current Chairman of Bank of America, Mark Fulton, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Bo Kong, Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins University to explore China’s energy investment strategies and the global quest to dominate the trillion dollar market for clean energy technology.

Moderated by Annie Lowrey of Slate Magazine, the discussion provided answers to the following questions:

  • Why has China outperformed the US in building and deploying clean energy technologies?
  • What is inhibiting the US from competing with China in the clean energy race?
  • How can leaders empower and grow the domestic energy economy here at home?

This event coincided with Third Way’s release of a series of fact sheets on how China emerged as a powerhouse in the clean energy sector.

LISTEN: Click here to download a free iTunes podcast of the event.