global trade

India Exploring Solar Bids in Dollar Terms to Bring Down Tariffs

April 3, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

Based on a recent report, the government seems to be considering cutting solar tariffs in India by offering power purchase agreements through bids in dollar terms. We believe that the government should instead be looking at developing indigenous financing solutions.[read more]

U.S. Trade Agreement with Asia-Pacific Countries Must Have Strong Environmental Provisions

January 22, 2015 by Jake Schmidt

Trade Agreements and Green Provisions

A 21st century trade agreement must ensure that key environmental protections that our citizens depend upon aren't directly or indirectly undercut. And it should ensure that countries become leaders on key environmental challenges such as destruction of our oceans, wildlife, land, forests, and climate.[read more]

SolarWorld Fires Shot at SEIA Over China Trade Case, But Leaves Settlement Possibility Open

August 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Late last month, the Commerce Department issued a preliminary ruling in SolarWorld's anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers. The government will slap large tariffs on Chinese suppliers, which could raise the price of modules shipped into the U.S. by up to 20%.[read more]

Japan's Energy Security: The Time is Now to Secure Closer Pragmatic Relations with Russia

July 31, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Japan and International Ties

On May 15, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the seventh meeting of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security in his long quest to advance the reinterpretation of its ‘Pacifist’ Constitution and to allow finally for the exercise of Japan’s right to collective self-defense.[read more]

Internalizing Externalities: A Call for Pragmatic Climate and Trade Policies

September 9, 2013 by David Vincent

Climate and Trade Agreements

The classic conversation on climate change does not speak much about trade policy. Maybe it should. The nations of the world face the intersection of two global dilemmas: enhancing economic welfare through trade liberalization and mitigating climate change.[read more]

The Globalization of Carbon

September 3, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Global Carbon Trading

Have you heard of carbon trading? Where a country or region sets a cap for its emissions, and then uses permit trading to seek out the cheapest cuts. I’m guessing you have. But what about the carbon that moves around the world as fossil fuels and finished products. Heard of it?[read more]