Economics: Manufacture renewables to build energy security

  title={Economics: Manufacture renewables to build energy security},
  author={John A. Mathews and Hao Tan},
China’s rise to become the world’s largest power producer and source of carbon emissions through burning coal is well recognized. But the nation’s renewable-energy systems are expanding even faster than its fossil-fuel and nuclear power. China leads the world in the production and use of wind turbines, solar-photovoltaic cells and smartgrid technologies, generating almost as much water, wind and solar energy as all of France and Germany’s power plants combined. Production of solar cells in… 
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  • Nature 491,
  • 2012