March 13, 2012

Avoiding a Wind and Solar Trade War

Matthew Slaughter, Council on Foreign Relations


atlantic.com

China and the United States are drifting toward a trade war in clean-tech energy. Next Monday the U.S. Department of Commerce is scheduled to rule on levying countervailing duties against Chinese solar-panel manufacturers. Four U.S. companies recently filed a similar Commerce case alleging dumping by Chinese producers of steel towers for wind turbines. China's new tariffs against American SUVs were widely seen as retaliation for the solar-panel complaint, with the threat of more Chinese barriers depending in part on the next U.S. steps. . .

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