renewable energy

Li Keqiang Visits Berlin Amid Trade Tensions

On his first foreign tour as Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang is in Berlin today, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany, China’s largest European trading partner, will be the premier’s only stop in an...

China Ties U.S. in Green Energy Investments

Globally in 2011, private and public sector funding for renewable energy increased 17% to $257 billion. China and the U.S. are tied for spending in the green energy sector, according to a new report from the United Nations...

China Says U.S. Subsidies Violate Trade Rules

In the latest missive in an ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China over renewable energy issues, China has filed a complaint with the WTO over U.S. subsidies to clean energy projects. From Bloomberg: The ministry...

Time for a China Carbon Tax?

For The Diplomat, World Bank Group consultant Lin Shi writes that the time has come for China to implement a carbon tax and strengthen subsidies for renewable energy sources to make them more competitive with fossil fuels: Why...

U.S. Trade Panel to Continue Solar Probe

In a widely anticipated ruling, the International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Friday to continue investigating government subsidies in the Chinese solar industry in response to an anti-dumping petition filed by seven...

US Envoy: China Promises Clean Energy Access

Earlier this year, the WTO ruled in favor of the U.S. on a complaint over Chinese government subsidies to its wind power industry for using domestically-produced components. In recent trade talks between the two countries, China...

Chinese Solar Makers Hit Back, Accuse U.S. Firms of Dumping

While the U.S. government investigates the possibility of illegal government subsidies in the Chinese solar industry after seven American solar companies filed an anti-dumping petition last month, Chinese manufacturers will...

China Accused of 'Dumping' Solar Panels in U.S.

The New York Times reports the announcement of a Chinese supercomputer built with domestically designed and manufactured chips. Although it runs at only 40% of the speed of the Intel- and Nvidia-based Tianhe-1A unveiled last...

China May Cut Spending on Strategic Industries

Reuters reports planned cuts to state investment in strategic industries including high-speed rail and wind power, as well as other forms of green energy and information technology. Beijing originally planned to invest up to...

Wind Direction Unchanged by US Trade Victory Over China

Last week, Beijing acquiesced to US demands and ended subsidies to wind turbine manufacturers using Chinese-made parts rather than imports. The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts, however, argues that Chinese wind firms will retain...

China Agrees to Curtail Domestic Wind Power Subsidies

In a major victory for U.S. manufacturers, China has agreed to end subsidies to wind power companies that use domestically-sourced components: The action is significant because of intense competition between U.S. and Chinese...



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