China and the are attempting to make strides to reduce greenhouse emissions and create more sustainable energy economies. The U.S. U.S. faces the difficulty of the cost of implementing new alternative energy infrastructure and technology while faces that hurdle along with exploding growth. The Economist (2009) said: “…even if Mr. Hu and Mr. Obama appear in broad agreement on what needs to be done, persuading politicians and the public in both countries will not be easy. China has set impressive targets but struggles with ill-motivated bureaucrats. In China even lackluster climate-change legislation now before Congress could founder as Mr. Obama devotes political energy to what he clearly sees as a higher priority: health-care reform.” America
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