Unlike US leaders, China sees future for clean tech

The useful web site, One Block Off the Grid, has an interesting article in graphic form: "Why China is Kicking Our Ass in Clean Tech."

The figures on bombs and rocket as compared to renewable energy are especially bleak.  The U.S. spends $41 for "defense" for each $1 spent on renewables.   In contrast, China budgets a mere $3 on "defense" for each dollar on renewables.  [Feeling more secure, folks?]

One category in which the U.S. makes a pretty good showing is in solar capacity.  The nation is up 3,100 megawatts to China's 800 magawatts.  Alas, the evidence shows that the flow of solar jobs is headed east.

[Thanks to sure fire energy analyst Brooks Winner for this link.]