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Energy Policy

Lester Brown talks about threat of Chinese consumption growth, promise of wind power

China's rampant economic growth has led to a huge upswing in natural resources consumption and energy demand, forcing the country's leaders towards major policy decisions on environmental issues. During today's OnPoint, Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, discusses the changes underway in China and the path ahead for other developing nations. Brown, author of the book "Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble," also discusses the growing wind industry and why policymakers should support renewable energy before turning to nuclear power or biofuels.