• A more stable policy environment that unambiguously supports cleaner forms of energy supply and energy use.
  • More diffuse boundaries between government, academia and industry which allows for greater pooling of resources – commercial, financial and technical.
  • Lower costs of de-risking technology, due to the lower cost of highly qualified technical talent, and manufacturing.
  • Huge, state-controlled infrastructure markets (e.g. power generation, water/wastewater, hydrocarbons, etc.) where the playing field can be tilted in favor of domestic suppliers.

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About the author
Sanford J. Selman is Managing Director of Asia West LLC in Oyster Bay, NY. Mr. Selman founded and managed the Asia West Environment Fund, an early-stage cleantech venture fund that invested in North America and Europe with proprietary technologies that are commercially and environmentally relevant to China and/or India. Mr. Selman has 30 years of experience developing and financing of energy and environmental infrastructure and technology globally. Mr. Selman holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University.