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VOA慢速英语新闻:加州为绿色技术来中国求助(双语)

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加州州长杰瑞·布朗希望加强本州与中国的伙伴关系,他上周来到中国,希望寻找高速铁路、可再生能源和电动车方面的投资。
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From VOA Learning English, this is the Technology Report.
这里是美国之音慢速英语科技报道。

California Governor Jerry Brown wants to increase partnerships between his state and China. The governor traveled to China last week to seek Chinese investment in things like high-speed rail, renewable energy and electric vehicles.
加州州长杰瑞·布朗希望加强本州与中国的伙伴关系,他上周来到中国,希望寻找高速铁路、可再生能源和电动车方面的投资。

The California governor spoke at China's Tsinghua University. He called for a partnership between the United States and China to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gases.
加州州长在中国的清华大学发表讲话,他呼吁中国之间建立发展科技以减少温室气体的伙伴关系。

"China has been instrumental in driving down the costs, and making available that technology. So there is a real connection."
“中国可以降低成本,使技术更容易获得,所以这是很好的关系。”

Mr. Brown met with Prime Minister Li Keqiang and China's minister of environmental protection, Zhou Shengxian. Mr. Brown and Mr. Zhou signed a nonbinding agreement to share information about policies to reduce pollution. Pollution is a leading concern in Beijing, where officials advise people to stay indoors when air pollution levels peak.
布朗与总理李克强和中国环保部长周生贤会面,布朗和周生贤签署了分享减少污染政策信息方面的非约束性协议。污染是令北京最头痛的问题,官方建议人们在污染水平最高时呆在家里不出门。

California's biggest city, Los Angeles, has successfully reduced its smog problem. Its efforts included improving its vehicle emission standards, and offering special incentives or rewards for clean energy policies.
加州最大城市洛杉矶在减少烟雾方面卓有成效,其措施包括:提高机动车排放标准,为清洁能源政策提供特别激励或奖励。

Last year California held its first auction of carbon credits under the state's greenhouse gas reduction law. The law forces big polluting industries to buy credits to release carbon dioxide, methane and related gases.
去年,根据该州减少温室气体法,加州进行了首次碳信用额拍卖。该法迫使最污染的行业购买信用额以排放二氧化碳、甲烷等气体。

Governor Brown also hopes to create 20,000 new megawatts of renewable electricity by 2020.
州长布朗还希望在2020年之前制造两万兆瓦特的新可再生能源。

Mike Hart is CEO of Sierra Energy, a green energy company.
麦可·哈特是绿色能源公司塞拉能源的CEO。

"Electric vehicles, we're looking at fuel cell vehicles. And also biofuels. And a lot of those areas where the technology needs to be advanced but we need a whole new infrastructure."
“电动车方面,我们在寻找燃料电池车,也就是生物能源的。很多领域的技术都需要提高,但我们需要全新的基础设施。”

To achieve those goals California is seeking help from China. State-backed industries in the country have made gains in reducing the cost of green technologies such as solar panels and electric buses.
为实现这些目标,加州开始向中国求助。中国的国有企业在减少诸如太阳能面板和电动公车等绿色科技的成本上取得了进展。

Governor Brown says his trip was an appeal for increased trade with China. Green technology is just one of the industries the California governor is interested in working on.
州长布朗说,自己此行还呼吁加强与中国的贸易。绿色科技只是加州州长感兴趣的行业之一。

"We are looking for investments into California of any kind. And we're looking for sales from California into China of any kind. So we're looking for partnerships."
“我们寻找流向加州的各种投资,寻找任何能向中国销售的加州产品,所以我们寻找的是伙伴关系。”

California-based environmental scientists and representatives from environmental consulting firms also attended Governor Brown's speech in Beijing. They say their work is increasingly directed at China. That is because rising air pollution levels in that country have created a market for solutions to the problems.
总部在加州的环境咨询公司的环境科学家和代表们也参加了州长布朗在北京的发言,他们说自己的工作开始更多地转向中国,这是因为中国愈发严重的空气污染创造了解决该问题途径的市场。

Former Chinese vice president -- now president -- Xi Jinping visited Los Angeles in February. He also called for an increase in economic and cultural ties between the United States and China.
中国前副主席也就是目前的主席习近平二月份访问了洛杉矶,他也呼吁加强中美经济和文化上的联系。

And that's the Technology Report from VOA Learning English. I'm June Simms.
这里是美国之音慢速英语科技报道,我是琼·西姆斯。

 词汇解释

1.renewable adj. 可再生的;可更新的;可继续的

The village obtains all its energy from renewable sources.
这个村子完全利用可再生能源。

2.instrumental 作为手段(或工具)的;有帮助的;起作用的

He was instrumental in catching the criminal.
在捉拿那个罪犯的过程中,他起了作用。

3.non-binding adj. 不具有约束性的

All details are subject to amendment and non - binding.
所有的细节是容易受到修正和没有约束力的。

4.methane n. [有化] 甲烷;[能源] 沼气

Compounds such as methane can be cleaved to carbon and hydrogen.
象甲烷这样的化合物能分解为碳和氢。

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