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By Stephen Lacey:
Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum doesn’t hide his deep disdain for environmental protection.
As Santorum gains media traction after three unofficial primary wins, the outspoken Catholic has been increasingly vocal about his strong dislike of environmentalists. Speaking at a rally this past weekend, Santorum called Obama’s environmental policies a “phony theology” designed to “give more power to the government” …
Santorum often expresses his strong dislike for environmental protection within a religious context, saying that humans were “put on this earth … for our benefit, not for the earth’s benefit.” However, this belief is completely out of step with mainstream religious leaders — including the Pope …
Losing to China
The Chinese government’s latest five-year roadmap for renewable energy shows continued growth in the wind sector, with 100 GW (gigawatts) of projects likely to be developed through 2015 — the amount of capacity developed world-wide in 2008.
And that’s during a “slowdown.” Compared to the breathtaking growth in installations between 2007 and 2009 in China, the 38% growth in 2010 was a noticeable change. With Project developers in the country still facing quality control problems and grid interconnection roadblocks, and manufacturers seeing declining profits in a crowded market, there are plenty of on-the-ground challenges in China.