Entries from May 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

So You Knew the Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese Solar Cells

You are thinking a preliminary 31.22% tariff for Suntech, 31.14% for Trina, 31.18% for 59 others companies, and finally 249.49% for all other Chinese companies — that’s crazy! (Or wonderful, depending on which side you are on.) What now? First: Don’t panic! Obviously this would crank up the PV prices and hurt the US developers. Yet […]

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Japan Adopts Feed in Tarrif for Renewable Energy

The Japanese Diet passed The Act on Special Measures concerning the Procurement of Renewable Electric Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities, a feed-in tarrif law that would require utilities to purchase from renewable energy sources, effective on July 1, 2012. It encompasses the following renewable sources, and as you can see, solar is going to […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Help Chen Guangcheng’s Family

By now you’ve probably read many news reports on Chen Guangcheng, China’s blind human rights lawyer and activist, and his daring escape from the authorities. His family and those who aided his escape are still in grave danger. Rights lawyers have volunteered to aid Chen Kegui, Guangcheng’s nephew, in his self-defense case. To assist his family, Xu […]