India filed a suit with the World Trade Organization on Sept. 9 over the renewable energy subsides provided by eight states: Washington, California, Montana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Delaware and Minnesota.
Reuters: India takes U.S. renewable energy dispute to the WTO. The WTO statement doesn’t offer details, but India charges the illegal subsides prop up the renewable energy industry in the states and the domestic content requirements mean there is an obligation to buy local rather than imported. The complaint filing triggers a 60-day window to settle the dispute.
The Times of India: India files plaint at WTO against U.S. The filing is seen as retaliation for U.S. filing suit against India’s solar energy initiative. This is the third dispute between the U.S. and India in recent months.
Solar Industry mag. Sierra Club to U.S., India: Stop the Solar-Killing Trade Cases. Sierra Club says the disputes are threat to local renewable energy development, clean energy jobs and the fight against climate change.