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Yes, Europe has the lead in both wind technology, and carbon trading. These are things we need to talk about more. They are vital industries/activities, and Europe is the undisputed leader.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 30th, 2005 at 09:22:27 AM EST
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Also, soon-to-be leader in photovoltaics, and leading developer of both wave and tidal energy.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jul 1st, 2005 at 05:25:47 AM EST
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Europe is absolute world leader in wind power but surely not in photovoltaics. Looking at the production and companies involved it is firmly in hand of Japanese giants however, European companies are hot on heels of Japanese (Japanese hold about 50% market share, EU just about 25%, US about 10-15%).

US is doing fairly well technology wise investing to military and specialized applicationd but production rates and actual employment of photovoltaics is clearly being negleted in US.

by Nikita on Fri Jul 1st, 2005 at 05:50:36 AM EST
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Yep, in 2004, it was Japan 48%, EU 26%, USA 11%, rest 15% (according to solarbuzz). But, I said soon-to-be, a prediction mainly based on the German growth. I note that in module production, the EU is closer to Japan.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jul 1st, 2005 at 06:24:11 AM EST
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