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Subsidizing solar power manufacturers is no guarantee of success

Fitzgerald, Joan (2016) Subsidizing solar power manufacturers is no guarantee of success. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (05 May 2016). Website.

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In the early 2000s, as part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many US states and cities expanded subsidies for solar power manufacturers, which led to a growing industry. But by the early 2010s, many previously successful companies had gone bankrupt. Joan Fitzgerald writes that these companies were largely undercut by China’s solar industry which dumped its products on the world market at below-cost prices. Rather than providing subsidies, she argues, cities and states should promote solar adoption through power purchase agreements, renewable energy zones and community generation.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 16:10
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 00:19

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