Clean energy friction

Clean energy policy in Europe is causing spotfires around the world, with China sticking in for a fight over any anti-dumping legislation in the solar sector and the US pushing back against the EU ETS for airlines. Meanwhile, another EU member slaps a tax on renewable energy developers.

The European Union found itself at the centre of friction over clean energy policy last week. It was embroiled in a trial of strength with the US over airline emissions and a row with China over trade in PV modules, and seeing another of its member countries slapping a tax on clean energy developers.

The US Senate passed a bill to prohibit US airlines from participating in the EU Emissions Trading System. The EU started including international airlines in the ETS earlier this year, though the first test of compliance will not be until 2013.



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