Building Consensus on the Role of Clean Energy and Clean Tech
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Clean Energy and Clean Technology continue to play increasingly significant roles in meeting future energy needs as evidenced by the growth of numerous markets across the US and globally. As an example, in 2011 worldwide spending on solar projects totaled $136 billion while US spending equaled $56 billion. At the same time worldwide investments from venture capital, corporate RD&D and government R&D sources in the development of Clean Tech exceeded $10 billion. (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) The use of Clean Technology has not been without debate. Is there a path for Republicans and Democrats, government and industry, and the US and the rest of the world to come together and advance the role for Clean Tech?