Saturday, April 12, 2014

US signs a ten year partnership with communist china

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
Secretary Clinton Supports Expansion of U.S.-China
EcoPartnerships Program
May 11, 2011
On May 10, 2011, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Xie

Zhenhua delivered keynote remarks at a U.S.-China EcoPartnerships signing ceremony at the Department of State. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and

International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and the Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo
Lewis also participated in the ceremony.

The United States and China signed the Framework for EcoPartnerships Under the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework for Cooperation on Energy and Environment in

Beijing in December 2008. The EcoPartnership Framework is aimed at developing new models of mutually beneficial voluntary arrangements between a range of

state, local, and private sector organizations, to promote energy security, economic growth, and environmental sustainability in both countries. Six EcoPartnerships

were established in 2008 with projects aimed at protecting the environment, developing new clean energy technologies, and sharing innovative techniques to make

both nations more energy efficient.

At the second U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing in May 2010, the United States and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Implementation of the Framework for EcoPartnerships. This Implementation Plan establishes key policies and procedures of the EcoPartnerships program, including the management framework, selection standards and procedures for new EcoPartnerships. 
Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (Beijing, China), Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (Beijing, China), and Institute of Applied Ecology (Shenyang, China).

Case Western Reserve University and the China National Off-shore Oil Corp New Energy Investment Co, Ltd. will work together to study, test and implement energy and environmental solutions.

The City of Charlotte and Duke Energy will form an EcoPartnership with the City of Langfang, Hebei Province, and ENN/Xin’ao Group to exchange policy best
practices (e.g., renewable portfolio standards), carry out joint demonstration projects (e.g., residential building efficiency demonstrations), and conduct trials for
innovative clean energy technologies (e.g., exploring more effective ways to deploy smart meters).

The six new EcoPartnerships signed at the May 10th ceremony were:
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) with the China National Off-shore Oil Corp – New Energy Investment Co, Ltd. (Beijing, China);
Duke Energy (Charlotte, NC) and the city of Charlotte, NC, with ENN Solar Energy Group (Langfang, China) and the city of City of Langfang (China);
The State of Utah with Qinghai Province (China);
Center for Climate Strategies (Washington, DC) with Global Environmental Institute (Beijing, China);
United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (Austin, TX) with China Business Council for Sustainable Development (Beijing, China);
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN) with the Chinese.

Lynn Astle Cosmas Inc and Clinton
Cosmas, Inc., a Licensee of the Center for the Production of Nanome-ter Sized Metals, Alloys, Metal Oxides and Mixed Metal Oxide Powders.
 Amazingly, the company is only 16 months old, without any track record of success, yet it received a multi-million-dollar, taxpayerfunded jackpot. Many critics asked why. In a July article, the Las Vegas Review-Journal offered this answer:  Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Gov. Brian Sandoval were among the political leaders who lauded the company when it announced it would start making solar panels in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park. Reid in
particular has pushed for solar energy research and development in Nevada, drawing parallels between the value of Nevada sunshine and Saudi Arabian oil.

Of course, Amonix was not the only Nevada-based green energy project to lurch into financial ruin. Nevada Geothermal, a renewable energy company that secured a $98-million federal loan guarantee, acknowledged in an SEC filing this summer that “material uncertainties exist which cast significant doubt upon the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

Similar to his dealings with Amonix, Sen. Reid was largely instrumental in securing government support for Nevada Geothermal. In fact, according to the New York Times, Reid “pressured the Department of Interior to move more quickly on applications to build clean energy projects on federally owned land and urged other member of Congress to expand federal tax incentives to help build geothermal plants, benefits that Nevada Geothermal has taken advantage of.”

And now, it seems Sen. Reid’s political status has influenced not only the green-energy agendas in his state but the financial interests
of Nevada’s largest law firm — where it just so happens his son is employed.

The Nevada senator recently initiated an online discussion, purportedly to address his annual energy summit, as an effort to persuade NV Energy, the state’s largest utility company, to ink a deal as ENN’s first customer. In the July 30 forum, Reid asserted that construction on the project “would start tomorrow if NV Energy would purchase the power.” The power company controls “95 percent
of all of the electricity that is produced in Nevada and they should go along with this,” he added.

In addition to Reid’s and his son’s questionable affairs with the ENN project, the Nevada senator has had other dubious political dealings within the clean-energy sector. American solar firm Amonix, for example, recently slipped into financial disarray after receiving $6 million in federal tax credits and a $15.6-million grant in 2007 for research and development.

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