China, U.S. state of California join forces to create more clean energy

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China’s pollution woes are taking a top spot at this year’s annual NPC/ CPPCC conference in Beijing. The CCTV documentary “Under the Dome” has created a new sense of concern over China’s air pollution issues as hundreds of millions of people have viewed it online. The U.S. state of California is working with China in an effort to produce more clean energy.

CCTV’s Mark Niu filed this report.

China, U.S. state of California join forces to create more clean energy

China, U.S. state of California join forces to create more clean energy

China's pollution woes are taking a top spot at this year's annual NPC/ CPPCC conference in Beijing. The CCTV documentary "Under the Dome" has created a new sense of concern over China's air pollution issues as hundreds of millions of people have viewed it online. The U.S. state of California is working with China in an effort to produce more clean energy. CCTV's Mark Niu filed this report.

Highlights:

  • California is considered the most aggressive state in the U.S. when it comes to combating carbon emissions.
  • A new report from Asia Society shows how California is also the most cooperative state on climate change with China in the U.S.
  • The report details fourteen ongoing collaborations between California and local governments in China that include projects on vehicle emissions standards and other clean energy initiatives
    along with more environmentally sound building codes.
  • Nobel laureate and former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the collaborations could not only reap benefits for California, but all of America and China.