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Chinese investment in foreign energy increased 14 percent in the first half of 2015, with much of that fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage and other emerging clean technology sectors. The Wilson Center will host a panel to discuss how these investments, when channeled correctly, can be a major boon or the U.S. energy economy.
Melanie Hart (Center for American Progress) will discuss how removing obstacles to inbound direct investment from China and other nations could play a critical role in helping to maintain and upgrade U.S. energy infrastructure, reduce carbon pollution, and lower energy costs. Damien Ma (Paulson Institute) will discuss recent case studies that examine the successes and failures of specific Chinese investments into the U.S., highlighting how states and municipal governments could devise better strategies to increase and benefit from Chinese FDI. Derek Scissors(American Enterprise Institute)—who created the China Global Investment Tracker—will discuss the broader investment trends of Chinese companies and examine the growing diversification of their energy investments.
*Event will NOT be live webcast, but it will be videotaped and posted online afterwards.*
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 6th Floor
Washington DC 20004