Trade War Seen Looming as China Rebuk...

Trade War Seen Looming as China Rebukes U.S. Support for Solar

There are 1 comment on the Bloomberg story from May 24, 2012, titled Trade War Seen Looming as China Rebukes U.S. Support for Solar. In it, Bloomberg reports that:

Chinese solar companies have criticized the U.S. Commerce Department's preliminary decision that they improperly benefit from government subsidies and sell solar cells below cost.

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#1 May 25, 2012
Without subsidies, solar power had no chance of achieving the economies of scale necessary to make it affordable when compared to power generated from fossil fuels. All governments knew this and therefore both China and the U.S. provided support to their solar power industries. Instead of a trade war, China and the U.S. should work together to see how more quickly we can make solar power a viable alternative to the burning of fossil fuels for energy. Our planet desperately needs this.

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