Los Angeles, China's Jiangsu province sign MOU on solar energy cooperation

20 July 2009 by

The City of Los Angeles and China's Jiangsu Province signed here on Friday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on solar energy cooperation, the first of its kind between the United States and China.

Under the MOU, Los Angeles municipal government and Jiangsu provincial government agreed to help strengthen bilateral cooperation in the solar energy sector, including expertise exchange, respective market access and dialogue on business expansion.

Fei Shaoyun, deputy director general of the Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Jiangsu Provincial Government, and David Freeman, deputy mayor of Los Angeles, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments, which have both laid out aggressive renewable energy development strategies and supporting policies.

The Los Angeles-Jiangsu MOU was signed days after U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu visited China on a mission to boost bilateral cooperation on clean energy between the two countries. More...