VICTORY for Solar! Tariffs on Chinese solar panels & cells up to 250% saves U.S. solar jobs!

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VICTORY for Solar! Tariffs on Chinese solar panels & cells up to 250% saves U.S. solar jobs!

Found this article.

SolarWorld blazed toward victory in its trade fight Thursday as the U.S. government announced plans to slap tariffs ranging from 31 percent to 250 percent on Chinese solar panels and cells.

But managers of the solar company, aiming to preserve jobs that include 1,000 in Hillsboro, hinted that the duties aren’t high enough to help U.S. manufacturers prosper. They hope the U.S. Commerce Department will soon announce additional tariffs, even as China appears set to retaliate as soon as next week.

U.S. solar stocks jumped Thursday on news that the Commerce Department would impose 31 percent tariffs on exports by companies including SolarWorld’s two largest Chinese competitors, Trina Solar Ltd. and Suntech Power Holdings Co.

Other exporters will have to pay 250 percent because Commerce found that government-subsidized Chinese companies engaged in dumping — using predatory prices to undercut U.S. manufacturers of solar cells and panels, an industry backed in Oregon by state taxpayers.

See the entire article at the link below

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/05/solarworld_wins_steep_tariffs.html

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Remember Lysine, and Archer Daniels Midland?

Price fixing is fun until you get caught.

Now who is responsible for Solyndra?

You'll never know their names.

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THERE IS MORE ......... ;-)

JA Solar Holdings Co., a Shanghai-based business saddled with 35 percent U.S. import duties, is searching Western states for potential plant locations, the company's president for the Americas confirmed. Jonathan Pickering told The Oregonian that managers expect to make a decision within a few months.

Speculation has increased that companies might move some manufacturing from China to America after the U.S. Commerce Department slapped tariffs last week on Chinese companies, finding they were selling products at improperly low prices in the United States. If so, JA Solar appears ready to lead the pack, having bought a full line of manufacturing equipment at auction in California.

SEE THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/05/ja_solar_a_chinese_manufacturi.html

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