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US Proposes New Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese Solar Producers

The US Commerce Department says overseas companies sold solar equipment goods in the US at unfairly low prices, prompting the government agency to propose expanding penalties on some Chinese imports. Duties could reach as high as 165 percent for some Chinese producers and 44 percent for manufacturers in Taiwan, according to the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Solar Tariffs Escalate, Exxon Subsidiary to Pay $20m

China plans to levy tariffs that could exceed 50 percent on imports of US and South Korean solar-grade polysilicon, a key ingredient in solar panels. This escalation of the long-running solar panel trade dispute hurts the US polysilicon industry, which relies on China as its largest customer, the New York … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: ‘Innovative’ Stormwater Plan, Paint Take-Back, Microwave Standards

The Energy Department has finalized energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens. The DOE said the new rules will reduce energy consumption in standby mode by 75 percent in countertop microwave ovens and over-the-range microwave ovens without convection features, and by 51 percent for over-the-range microwave ovens with convection, preventing 38 million metric … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Solar Tariffs, Formaldehyde, ‘Sue and Settle’ Tactics

The White House is negotiating to drop its steep tariffs on Chinese solar panels, and the EU is talking with China to avoid tariffs scheduled to take effect next month, the New York Times reports. The plan under discussion would create regional solar markets, require Chinese companies to charge more, … Read more »