The Farce of Clean Energy Dumping

Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“I did not find in the quoted words of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen the exact expression ‘clean energy dumping’ to attack inexpensive Chinese exports of clean-energy goods (solar panels, EVs, and such). But when giving her speech at solar cell producer Suniva, she did say ‘flooding the market,’ which means the same. And that’s how Financial Times journalists interpreted her speech: see ‘Janet Yellen Warns China Against Clean Energy Dumping,’ March 27, 2024. After trying to persuade us that the use of fossil fuels threatened the future of mankind, these politicians get on their high horses because some producers in the world want to sell us at low prices products that could prevent the catastrophe.” (04/01/24)