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]

Is the Australian Solar Market Slipping as Tariffs Recede?

March 26, 2014 by Jeff St. John

After years of booming growth in solar, Australia is encountering problems familiar to Germany’s solar-rich, some say too-rich, energy market. Reversals in government policy on carbon reduction and renewable energy targets have made for some serious solar retrenchment in the country.[read more]

EU Tariffs on China Solar Panels Loom as Talks Fail

May 29, 2013 by Herman Trabish

EU-China solar trade war?

The tariffs will average 47.6 percent and will affect 100-plus Chinese manufacturers found by an EC investigation to have been involved in dumping solar products at market-breaking low prices in the European Union.[read more]

Something almost all economists agree on

September 14, 2009 by John Whitehead

From Real time Economics (Economists React):Economists and others react to President Obama’s decision to impose a tariff on imports of certain Chinese tires. -“It certainly does not look good. [P]rotectionism is driven by the desire to protect jobs. Unemployment has not peaked in the US, and some analysts suggest that China’s job...[read more]

Trying to Make Sense of Ethanol Tariffs

March 22, 2009 by Robert Rapier

Note that in the following essay, I am not trying to come down either for or against ethanol tariffs, but rather to discuss what I see as the key issues surrounding them. Our energy policy is slanted to favor U.S. farmers and ethanol producers, and I am merely trying to explain the tariffs within that context.-------------------You are...[read more]