24 Nov '11, 11pm

China-US Solar Trade War Has Complex Arguments

China-US Solar Trade War Has Complex Arguments

As a homeowner who has benefited from cheap solar panels from China, I am torn by the recent moves here to slap a tariff on Chinese solar imports, because of course green jobs here will help the US economy, and normally I lean towards buying local and keeping jobs here at home. (And only if we develop a constituency for clean energy to match that for dirty energy will we get the political support for clean energy that is essential for the long term future of civilization.) But. Cheap solar now – currently made in China – already has the potential for benefits that go far beyond jobs today. On the one hand, we should all be thankful that at least one nation is investing bigtime in producing carbonfree energy, as the Chinese government is, now. The world will have a safer climate future because of the intelligence of the current Chinese government. That that heavy subsidizin...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/24/china-us-solar-trade-...

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