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IRENA Reports 5% Growth in Renewable Jobs

By Roy L Hales

At a time when the Global economy is struggling with weak trade, investment and wage growth, especially in the energy sector, the International Energy Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) 2016 jobs Review points to an exception. The number of people working in renewables, World-wide,  grew from 7.5 million in 2014 to 8.1 million in 2015. IRENA reports 5% growth in renewable jobs.

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WTO Ruled In Favour Of The US

The ECOreport looks at how the WTO ruled in favour of the US in a solar dispute with India

By Roy L Hales

In 2010 , India required developers of certain solar photovoltaic (“PV”) projects through its National Solar Mission (NSM) to use domestically manufactured solar modules. This restriction was subsequently expanded to include solar cells. This led to a 90% drop in U.S. solar exports to India.  The US Trade Representative appealed to the World Trade Organization (WTO),  whose member states are required to treat imports equally as domestic products. The WTO ruled in favour of the US in a solar dispute with India
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