We Don’t Need to Prop Up Solar Panel Companies

It's not official yet, but Yahoo! Finance is reporting that the Trump administration is considering putting emergency "safeguard" tariffs on solar panel imports from China. Naturally, the move will be framed as a necessary action to protect US manufacturers from unfair competition from overseas. But it will also harm US consumers by making solar power more expensive than … Continue reading We Don’t Need to Prop Up Solar Panel Companies

US taxpayers may lose $890 million in Chilean ‘green energy’ debacle

By Gram Slattery SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is auditing a foreign aid program that loaned almost $1 billion to renewable energy projects in Chile – including solar farms in such deep financial trouble that the loans may never be fully repaid, according to people familiar with the matter. The Office of Inspector General … Continue reading US taxpayers may lose $890 million in Chilean ‘green energy’ debacle

US solar inefficiency means prices are about to rise

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has notified the other 163 members of the World Trade Organization that it is considering putting emergency "safeguard" tariffs on imported solar cells, according to a WTO filing published on Monday. The move raises the stakes in a global battle to dominate the solar power industry, … Continue reading US solar inefficiency means prices are about to rise