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Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine.

Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

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AUGUSTA, Maine (Maine Public) — Hundreds of large-scale solar power projects are on hold in the U.S. as the industry awaits the outcome of a federal investigation into potential trade violations involving solar panels bought from Asian suppliers. Department of Commerce investigators hope to determine whether Chinese manufacturers are skirting longstanding U.S. duty rules on… Read More

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What we Know About China’s Coronavirus Outbreak — and What we Don’t

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Chinese officials are racing to respond to a highly contagious pneumonia-like virus that has now killed at least 17 people, infected hundreds more and spread to several other countries. In an effort to contain the illness, the city of Wuhan has issued a partial quarantine and shut down public transportation. But the medical gravity of… Read More

Farmers, Economists See More Economic Pain From Trump’s Increased Tariffs

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Ohio Valley farmers say the latest tariff escalation between the Trump administration and China could continue to hurt their businesses, with many farmers already facing financial struggles. As Chinese officials visit Washington, D.C., for more trade talks, the Trump administration announced this week increased tariffs, planned to go into effect Friday, on $200 billion dollars worth of Chinese… Read More