Pew: U.S. clean-energy surplus with China attributable to policy

A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts showing a U.S. surplus in clean-energy trade with China underscores the importance of America taking a leadership role in the sector in order to reap the economic benefits.


That was one conclusion reached by the clean-energy experts at Pew, which released the report last week.
But first, the numbers: According to the report (Advantage America: The U.S.-China Clean Energy Trade Relationship in 2011), the U.S. and China traded more than $8.5 billion worth of clean energy goods and services in 2011, the latest year for which data are available.