06 Nov '11, 10pm

Obama, Suntech, and SolarWorld on the Solar Trade Rift

Last week, Tracy Barry, news anchor for Portland-based KGW asked the U.S. President about the recently filed trade petitions by the SolarWorld consortium and its allegations of solar panel dumping. Barry asked: "SolarWorld is one of our companies in Oregon, and they are accusing China of dumping solar panels in the United States. Would you be willing to look at any kind of actions, tariffs, whatever, to protect those green jobs in the U.S.?" Obama's response was, "We have seen a lot of questionable competitive practices coming out of China when it comes to the clean energy space, and I have been more aggressive than previous administrations in enforcing our trade laws. We have filed actions against them when we see these kinds of dumping activities, and we're going to look very carefully at this stuff and potentially bring actions if we find that the basic rules of the roa...

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