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In This Issue:
- Quote of the Week
- U.S.-China Relations
- China News
- Energy & Environment and Trade
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
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I recently moderated an ABA/ACORE webinar focused on cross-border renewable energy development in Latin America and the Caribbean. To introduce the topic, I recounted a recent experience at an on-the-record dinner hosted by...more
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1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Vietnam?
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1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Malaysia?
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1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Indonesia?
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1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Hong Kong?
Growing Energy Consumption and Lack of Indigenous Energy Resources -
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1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in China?
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- Location and Extraction
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