China solar, Inc.

2000 megawatts here, 2000 megawatts there, pretty soon you are talking about world renewable energy domination

Published September 9, 2009 1:26PM (EDT)

A Bloomberg News report that First Solar, a U.S.-based company, will build the world's largest solar plant -- capable of producing 2000 megawatts of electricity -- in Inner Mongolia, (which is part of China,) also noted:

China may pass Europe, Japan and the U.S. to become the world's largest user of renewable energy by 2010, according to Washington-based researcher WorldWatch Institute.

That's next year. And perhaps it's something that U.S. politicians who want China to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before they agree to any binding commitments should think about.

By Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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