News Digest Item
01 Mar 2017

“The harm is with the consumers at home”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The EU General Court's approval of anti-dumping measures for imports of solar panels from China is a pyrrhic victory for Europeans, because the duties simply increase consumer prices, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece for Süddeutsche Zeitung. “These duties thus did more harm than good to the Energiewende,” writes Bauchmüller. German solar companies now had to be careful not to become “the victims of their own lobbying successes.”

Read the opinion piece in German here and the press release by the court in English here.

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