Chinese Cos. Wade Into US Power Generation Market

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 10:45 PM EST) -- Though Chinese investors have traditionally sunk money overseas to access commodities for export, Chinese energy firms are taking a new interest in making investments in something they can’t bring home: U.S. power.

Chinese firms have often been involved primarily in mining projects and other developments yielding products that can be sent back to China. But despite political sensitivity over China's growing global reach — which has created hurdles to Chinese direct investment in U.S. energy companies in the past — rigid electricity markets and tough competition...
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