China

China Issues EV, New Energy Vehicle Mandate

Instituting another measure to reduce carbon emissions and toxic air quality, China's national government is requiring that at least 30%, of new cars purchased by local government bodies, public institutions and publicly funded organizations' between 2014-2016 be EVs or "new energy" vehicles.

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U.S. Solar Trade Group Protests China’s Polysilicon Tariffs

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing is protesting China's imposition of tariffs on imports of polysilicon -- the raw material used in solar photovoltaic cells and panels -- from the U.S. While the tariffs violate international trade treaties, the Chinese government has ramped up the illegal subsidies it provides to domestic manufacturers, CASM asserts.

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