US Energy Secretary Steven Chu:
"The concern about cap-and-trade in today’s economic climate is that a lot of money might flow to developing countries in a way that might not be completely politically sellable."
EU statement, "Towards a comprehensive climate change agreement in Copenhagen":
"The CDM [Clean Development Mechanism] should be reformed, crediting only those projects that deliver real additional reductions and go beyond low cost options."
Yao Jian, a Ministry of Commerce spokesman, on proposals to impose "carbon tariffs"on the developing economies that do not cap emissions:
"Behind such a policy, there is an attempt to impose trade protectionism under the name of environmental and resource protection."
Li Gao, director of China’s Department of Climate Change
"We produce products and these products are consumed by other countries, especially the developed countries. This share of emissions should be taken by the consumers but not the producers."
2009 Black Book Top Green Outsourcing Vendors Survey, on "green"outsourcing:
"Offshore outsourcers, particularly large competitive Indian vendors, are making exceptional progress, while Chinese and Central and Eastern European vendors are making the least advances in green alternatives to attract and keep clients."
Donald Boudreaux, chairman of the economics department at George Mason University:
"People instinctively love the idea of green jobs… But there is a lot of mass stupidity out there."