Some world simulations project global ecological breakdown with drastic
population decrease in 50-60 years if nothing is done. Warming is extremely likely to convert many
important agricultural areas to deserts and flood low lying countries.
A quick increase of renewable energy such as sun and wind power is our main
hope to stop the
increasing global warming and CO2 emissions which is threatening our societies
However, the European Union
according to a preliminary decision May 8, 2013 (proposed by trade commissioner
Karel de Gucht) EU should put
more than 40% import duty on Chinese
solar electricity generating panels (PV, Photovoltaics) after June 5, 2013.
This is against the EU goals of reduced
CO2 emission and increased environmental protection.
The import duty would be a serious blow against the EU clean energy
efforts with increasing solar power renewable energy installations in
Europe. Since Chinese PV has about 80% of the PV market in EU, a 40% cost
increase would effectively stop most
current PV installation projects, and thus stop many private initiatives to
eliminate dirty coal and oil energy causing CO2 emissions.
Moreover, there would be a dramatic loss of jobs in the European
PV installation and maintenance industry, which typically has a factor 4 more
employment per value compared to the few jobs possibly created in European PV
manufacturing by import duty. More than 1000 European companies has signed to
stop the import duty proposal.
We are getting closer and closer to a global tipping point concerning
Sign petition to STOP THE EU ATTACK ON CLEAN SOLAR POWER.