Clean Energy As a Driver for Cooperation and Global Growth
Barker, Gregory Leonard George
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On May 10, 2012 UK Government Minister Gregory Barker MP was interviewed by CNN International anchor Fionnuala Sweeney. Clean Energy and Clean Technology are established global markets with excellent prospects for future growth. In the United Kingdom the Clean Energy and Clean Tech sectors have continued to expand despite the difficult economic conditions. In 2011 worldwide spending on solar projects totalled $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) What is the role for international collaboration in advancing Clean Energy? What is the UK’s experience in driving jobs and growth in Clean Energy and Clean Tech sectors? What can be learned and shared about progress and setbacks that have occurred? What new forms of collaboration are helping advance Clean Energy? Where can international partnerships make a difference?