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Solar-Panel Dispute Burns Hole in EU Strategy

At The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Dalton reports that the EU’s watering-down of plans for steep tariffs on Chinese solar-panels, which it claims are dumped in European markets due to illegal government subsidies, shows...

Feud With West on Solar Leads to Tax

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday its plan to impose steep tariffs on solar building materials imported from the US and South Korea. The decision, according to Diane Cardwell at The New York Times, will...

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...

Suntech, Chinese Solar Giant, Goes Bust

Keith Bradsher of the New York Times reports that China’s Suntech Power Holdings, one of the world’s largest makers of solar panels, was declared bankrupt on Wednesday: Suntech was the Icarus of the solar panel...

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...

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...

Many Sides to the Solar Panel Debate

In response to accusations of Chinese companies dumping solar panels in US markets, the US is investigating the possibility of illegal subsidies to the Chinese solar industry. From Reuters: The Commerce Department said on...

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 Closes Solar-panel Plant after Protests

Following protests at a solar panel production facility in Zhejiang over pollution, the plant has been ordered closed, the Los Angeles Times reports: The plant’s operator, JinkoSolar, a New York Stock Exchange-listed...

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...

Thomas Friedman: Who’s Sleeping Now?

Thomas Friedman takes a comparative look at American and Chinese green technology efforts in an opinion piece for the New York Times: Being in China right now I am more convinced than ever that when historians look back at the...

China Tries a New Tack to Go Solar

Though China is becoming a leader in renewable energy, its future solar power efforts may see some obstacles in the future. A look at what lies ahead for China’s renewable energy sector, from Keith Bradsher of the New York...

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