Renewable Energy
WTO says U.S. duties on Chinese solar panels break rules

A World Trade Organization body said U.S. duties on solar panels made in China violated trade rules, reversing an earlier finding. A WTO appellate body found that the U.S. Department of Commerce acted "inconsistently" with rules that govern the trade group's 160 members, according to a report released by the Geneva-based organization Thursday. The decision is a "major victory" against U.S. "abuse of remedy measures," said Sun Jiwen, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce, as cited by the nation's official Xinhua News agency. The report is a response to China's appeal of a WTO finding earlier this year and hasn't yet been adopted...