End of Chinese subsidy good for Ohio’s clean-energy jobs

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End of Chinese subsidy good for Ohio’s clean-energy jobs

Columbia Dispatch – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said the latest chapter of a trade dispute with China on subsidies for wind-power parts might help Ohio in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley” of clean-energy manufacturing.

Yesterday, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that China was ending a subsidies program that encouraged wind-power manufacturers to use Chinese-made parts rather than purchasing imported parts.

The United States, in a case filed with the World Trade Organization in December, argued that the program was the equivalent of an illegal subsidy.

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