Five recent events that are affecting the solar market.
Speaking at the Net Zero Cities Symposium in Fort Collins, Colo., Oct. 16 and 17, Brendle Group President and Principal Engineer Judy Dorsey noted the similarities between delivering clean, safe and affordable water and delivering clean, safe and affordable energy. More people in the world have a cell phone than have access to sanitary toilet facilities, she said.
Plan includes repowering old coal plants, 1 GW of new transmission lines, 270 MW of new renewable sources, and study of offshore wind. (Press release, Oct 23) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the Energy Highway Task Force’s Blueprint, a comprehensive plan that will add up to 3,200 megawatts (MW) of additional electric generation [...]
Summary: The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Wednesday that Chinese producers/exporters have sold solar cells in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 18.32 to 249.96 percent and that they have received countervailable subsidies of 14.78 to 15.97 percent. Suntech factories were found to have a dumping margin of 31.73 percent and subsidy rate [...]
Obama campaign: Use every weapon in fight for energy independence, including reduced demand Romney campaign: Drill on public lands, and slam Solyndra By Seth Masia During the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, little was said by either candidate regarding energy policy or climate issues. The resounding silence was partially filled a week later, when [...]