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US-China Quarterly Market Review Highlights New Opportunities for Investors and Developers in China and U.S.

September 1, 2011 - " The US-China Program (USCP) of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) are pleased to announce the release of the Summer 2011 edition of the US-China Quarterly Market Review (QMR). The Summer 2011 US-China Quarterly Market Review provides analysis on the renewable energy market, finance and policy developments in Q2 2011 as seen in the two major renewable energy hubs in the world.

The QMR is designed as a resource for companies and individuals seeking to navigate and succeed in the U.S. and China's promising, yet complex, renewable energy markets. With expert contributions from leading firms in the U.S. and China, the QMR breaks down the array of activities in the field of renewable energy, with foresight on what is expected to happen in the midst of recent financial and regulatory uncertainties. Topics covered in the Summer 2011 edition include:

  • Recent developments in Chinese foreign investment policy-making and how clean energy companies backed by foreign investors will benefit;
  • The projected impact of recently updated transmission regulations on the market integration of renewable energy resources in the U.S.;
  • The newly established venture capital and private equity fund structures designated for cleantech investments in China and how foreign firms can make use of them;
  • China's 12th Five Year Plan requirement for a dramatic increase in nuclear energy alongside renewables to meet non-fossil energy goals, despite the Fukushima disaster;
  • How solar leasing is revolutionizing the market for residential solar in America;
  • An update on financial markets in the U.S. and an overview of financing trends for each renewable energy sector; and
  • Sub-national government collaboration between the U.S. and China and a listing of significant collaborations between U.S. and Chinese companies that are driving forward renewable energy development. 

Contributors to the Summer 2011 review include: Sungevity, Citigroup, David Gardiner & Associates, Covington & Burling, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and Troutman Sanders.

The US-China Quarterly Market Review is supported by the USCP partner companies' Applied Materials, DuPont, GCL Poly-Energy, Goldwind, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, and Orrick.

About ACORE's US-China Program
USCP is dedicated to increasing understanding of renewable energy policy, finance, and markets among industry participants and policymakers in the U.S. and China, with the aim of expanding renewable energy markets and promoting effective renewable energy policy. ACORE members that are leading voices in the U.S. and Chinese renewable energy industries are partners in USCP. More information is available at

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through research and communications programs and membership committees. ACORE'S membership works in all sectors of the renewable energy industries including wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, biomass, biofuels, and waste energy. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including end users, technology companies, manufacturers, utilities, professional service firms, financial institutions, colleges and universities, associations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. ACORE serves as a thought leadership forum through which these parties work together on common interests. ACORE co-organizes the REFF-Wall Street, REFF-West, and REFF-LAC Finance Conferences, the RETECH All-Renewables Energy Conference and Exhibition, the Phase II National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, and hosts both domestic and global policy events furthering the mission of renewable energy. Additional information is available at:

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