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Livermore Lab signs clean energy development pact with Chinese group

Original post made on Jul 22, 2011

The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 21, 2011, 11:47 AM

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Posted by John Tanner
a resident of Danville
on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

A paraphrased quote: "A capitalist will sell the rope that he will be hanged by..."
This is a technology giveaway. The Chinese are laughing all the way to the proverbial future technology bank on which they will build additional future exports. Are we this dumb to think that sharing some of our most advanced research and techologies is not going to be used by the Chinese to dominate future markets in clean/green technologies... We are a bunch of fools.

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Posted by Hal Bailey, CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Dear Editor,

This exchange establishes concerns that should be addressed by your research. As you look the IPAC partnership with China you will find that much of the current solar energy product is made and used in that country and throughout Asia. Such product technology has not come solely from other countries due to the exceptional research facilities in China. Take time to review global alternative energy development and you will find two major Asian contributions, 1) funding of global research, and 2) funding of advanced technology commercialization in Asia, Europe and North America.

Adding a relationship with our national labs including LLNL, LBL, PNL and NREL is a strategic move that invites such global capital to fund commercialization close to markets, in this case, USAmerica and Canada. The challenge in USAmerica is to prosper alternative energy markets to warrant funding such domestic production and installation.

This should be highly newsworthy follow-on journalism for your reporting.

Thank you for this story,

Hal, CDSI Research Fellowship

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