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This testimony was published by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission following Joanna Lewis’s presentation at the commission’s hearing on “Technology, Trade, and Military-Civil Fusion: China’s Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence, New Materials, and New Energy.” This work is partially based on research from the initiative’s U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change.

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June 7, 2019

China’s Capabilities and Ambitions in Clean Energy Technologies

Author: Joanna Lewis

China is the world leader in the development of wind and solar technologies, and the country is poised to lead in energy storage technologies in the coming years. Lewis’ testimony reviews the evolution of China’s wind and solar industries, as well as how experience in these industries shapes China’s emerging policy strategy for promoting energy storage industries. It also discusses China’s energy technology export ambitions and recommendations for U.S. policy to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in energy storage and renewables.

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