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By the Numbers: China, the U.S., and Clean Energy Manufacturing

by Joshua Freed and Robert Walther

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1st in manufacturing and the largest economy in the world.

This used to be the United States. But no longer. China has already surpassed us as the global manufacturing leader and will become the world’s largest economy in 2016.

How have they done it?

Among other strategies, China has hitched its economy to the developing $2.3 trillion clean energy market. To explain how China has risen from also-ran to powerhouse in the clean energy sector, Third Way is releasing a series of fact sheets. The first in our series highlights China’s dominance in clean energy manufacturing – on everything from solar panels to wind turbines.


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