As China’s appetite for energy continues to grow, so too does its implementation of renewable energy. The country’s wind, biomass and solar industries are moving at an impressive pace — officials are planning to generate roughly 120,000 megawatts (MW) from renewable resources by 2020.
The monthly China Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Report from China Strategies, LLC covers the latest political, financial and technological developments in China’s rapidly growing renewable energy industries. The report examines the month’s activities for policy makers, non-governmental organizations, companies doing business in China, and other interested parties.
In the December edition of the China Report, author Lou Schwartz writes about a document issued by Jiangxi Province stating that the province currently has China’s largest amount of quartz sands, the raw material for silicon. Schwartz highlights 24 projects that are currently in place to take advantage of this supply as well as overall growth trends in the wind, solar and bioenergy sectors.
Lou Schwartz, president of China Strategies, LLC, and publisher of China Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Report, earned degrees in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and Harvard University where he studied Chinese language and literature, economics and law, among other disciplines. Lou also earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Lou has worked on various matters involving China’s legal system, economic development, trade and investment while with a large U.S. law firm and currently as President of China Strategies, LLC.