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Melanie Hart Archives

The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

Innovation, not cheap Chinese imports, is the real key to sustainable solar market growth, write Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon.

By Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon | Thursday, March 15, 2012

What China’s Leadership Transition Means for the United States

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress China Analyst Melanie Hart explains what U.S. policymakers need to know about China's 2012 leadership transition.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, February 10, 2012

China’s Forthcoming Political Transition

The upcoming transition in China's leadership is complex and matters greatly to U.S. interests, so U.S. policymakers should become familiar with the intricacies of the situation, writes Melanie Hart.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shining a Light on U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation

article icon Issue Brief Melanie Hart explains how combining our two markets can increase demand for U.S. clean energy products and provide the higher-paying jobs that we need to restore our economy.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Getting Smarter on China

Melanie Hart, Rudy deLeon, and Ali Fisher explain why next week’s visit by Xi Jinping is significant and requires the American people to take stock of the new China.

By Rudy deLeon, Melanie Hart, and Ali Fisher | Thursday, February 9, 2012

There’s More than One Way to Reduce Global Emissions

Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, Melanie Hart, and Adam James offer a new approach to bringing down global warming pollution that taps multiple international forums instead of just the United Nations conference.

By Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, Melanie Hart, and Adam James | Friday, December 9, 2011

Reading China’s Climate Change Tea Leaves

Melanie Hart tries to make sense of rumors around China’s offer on global carbon emissions reductions and then offers a path forward she thinks China could (and should) embrace.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, December 8, 2011

China Arrives in Durban Greener than Ever

While some in the United States still pretend climate change isn’t real, China is getting serious about saving energy and curtailing emissions, observes Melanie Hart.

By Melanie Hart | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

China Pours Money into Smart Grid Technology

article icon Issue Brief Melanie Hart details why the United States should take note of China’s ambitions and step up our own smart grid efforts.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, October 24, 2011

Making Fracking Safe in the East and West

article icon Issue Brief Melanie Hart and Daniel J. Weiss recommend ways to make shale gas developments safer in China and the United States.

By Melanie Hart and Daniel J. Weiss | Friday, October 21, 2011

China Goes Solar as America Stumbles

article icon Issue Brief Melanie Hart parses Beijing’s latest renewable energy five-year plan to illustrate China’s major push into solar power at our nation’s expense.

By Melanie Hart | Wednesday, September 7, 2011

China Eyes Competitive Edge in Renewable Energy

Green energy could be China’s “historic opportunity” to surpass the United States and become the next technology superpower, writes Melanie Hart.

By Melanie Hart | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Europe Moves to Limit Aviation Emissions, China Follows

While China and the European Commission hammer out a possible deal on aviation emissions and a potential foundation for global cap-and-trade, the United States sits on the sidelines, writes Melanie Hart.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, August 1, 2011

Melanie Hart

Melanie Hart is the Director of China Policy at American Progress. She focuses on China’s science and technology development policies for energy innovation, as well as its domestic energy efficiency program, environmental regulatory regime, and domestic and international responses to global climate change. Before joining American Progress, Hart was a project consultant for the Aspen Institute. […]

Tuesday, July 5, 2011