U.S. Wins Unlikely Grudge Match Against Indian Solar Panels

By Alex Yeager

The World Trade Organization has issued a ruling concerning a dispute between the U.S. and India’s rapidly growing solar panel program.  The subsidy, which forced subsidized solar panels to use domestic parts, was struck down on Wednesday as a violation of free trade agreements.  Some maintain the ruling creates an opportunity for critics - namely environmentalists - to launch further criticism against the TPP.  Others maintain it’s actually a good thing for India, as it allows foreign competition that should benefit domestic consumers.