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Rare Earths Not So Rare?

June 29, 2015 by Geoffrey Styles

Rare earths are elements of low abundance, compared to the ores of metals like iron and copper. Five years ago it appeared that China had cornered the market on rare earths and was exercising its market power to, among other aims, lure businesses reliant on these minerals to shift their operations to China.[read more]

A Setback for SolarWorld and a Trade Case Win for Chinese Solar Manufacturers

January 5, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

Solar Manufacturing and Trade Rulings

On Saturday morning, in a preliminary review of Chinese solar panel imports from May 2012 to November 2013, the Department of Commerce found that China was dumping product -- but just a little bit. Commerce's findings slow some of the momentum in this polarizing trade case.[read more]

What Does 'Winning' the Clean Energy Race Even Mean?

April 7, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Win the Clean Energy Race?


The Pew Charitable Trusts is out with its annual report comparing investment in clean energy among the twenty richest countries in the world. Once again China is held up as a threat to U.S. competitiveness. This type of competitive messaging is common in national policy circles.[read more]