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Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann Stabenow10 Senate Democrats are up for reelection in Trump country At least Alzheimer’s research is bringing Washington together Senate Dems block crackdown on sanctuary cities MORE (D-Mich.), meanwhile, sees the Senate acting quickly to pass a bill to provide more grants to electric car development, in the Detroit Free Press.

The hacking of Google’s computers in China and the company’s subsequent threat to close shop there has raised tensions. But the New York Times’ Green Inc. blog highlights a new report that shows China is playing a bigger role in the solar industry here in the United States. 

China’s share of the California solar market has risen to 46 percent, from 2 percent, in the last three years.