On President Obama’s recent trip to China, he met with China's President Hu Jintao to discuss a wide variety of energy and environment related topics. Together the two presidents announced a far-reaching package of measures to strengthen cooperation between the United States and China on issues of clean and renewable energy.
The initiatives included:
More power utilities increased the amount of energy they got from solar power in 2008, despite the economic downturn. The top ten solar-using utilities increased their solar portfolio by an average of two megawatts, enough energy to supply over 300 homes a year.