South Korea files WTO complaint over US solar tariffs

South Korea has requested consultations with the US government over its newly announced solar import tariffs, threatening legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the dispute is not resolved, according to documents filed at the WTO.

China doesn’t need US polysilicon for solar industry

In President Trump's statement imposing a 30% import duty on all foreign made crystalline silicon solar cells and modules reference was made to renewed efforts that would be made to resolve the trade war with China over polysilicon duties on US producers, effectively locking them out of the market.

US government initiates investigation into Suniva’s trade complaint

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has elected to launch an investigation into Suniva’s trade complaint under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. The body will decide whether to raise import prices on modules as per the bankrupt module manufacturer’s request.

Trump halts Clean Power Plan litigation

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted the Trump administration’s request to freeze the ongoing litigation over the Clean Power Plan on Friday.

100 days of Trump: Round 1 to renewables

Despite battle cries to end the ‘war on coal’, Trump’s first 100 days as president have done very little to materially dismantle progress in renewable energy and climate action, according to energy and national security expert Kevin Book.