Congressmen ask Obama to sell green tech to China
Washington: With China showing interest
in acquiring green technology, four US lawmakers have asked
President Barack Obama to redirect stimulus funding towards
the purchase of advanced energy technology from US-owned
manufacturers for heavily polluting Chinese power plants.
In return for these services, China would "sell-back"
some of the more than USD 800 billion in debt held by it.
In a letter, the four Congressmen urged Obama to
pursue an agreement to redirect stimulus dollars towards the
purchase of Best Available Control Technology (BACT) equipment
and services from American-owned manufacturers to be employed
at existing or future coal-fired power plants in China.
The signatories to the letter are Congresswoman,
Cynthia Lummis, and Congressmen, Rob Bishop, Phil Gingrey and
"China has recently expressed an interest in obtaining
green technologies to produce energy in a more environmentally
responsible manner. We view this as an important opportunity
for the US to advance our trade interests, incentivize
high-paying American technology and manufacturing jobs, reduce
global emissions of traditional pollutants, all while paying
the national debt," they said.
"China is one of the largest holders of US securities
– around USD 800 billion. China is also the largest carbon
emitting nation in the world. This is the same nation building
a new coal-fired power plant almost weekly in order to meet
their ever-growing energy demands," Lummis said in a release.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion on clashes at JNU over Afzal Guru row
- JNU students call terrorist Afzal Guru a martyr amid anti-nationalist slogans
- DNA: JNU students clash over Afzal Guru row
- Panel discussion on clashes at JNU over Afzal Guru row- Part II
- PM Modi breaks protocol to receive Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Al Nahyan
- Drunk girl creates ruckus in Delhi's Connaught Place; arrested - Watch
- JNU erupts over 'Shaheed Afzal Guru', 'Azad Kashmir'; rival student groups clash, police deployed
- AAP poster showing Arvind Kejriwal with Bhindranwale sparks row in Punjab
- Video of Hanumanthappa's rescue that went viral on social media is fake - Watch
- Paid sex: Good or bad? This girl was too eager to find out - Watch what happened!