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China growth down to 6.1% – Is Trump winning the trade war?

The consistent message from the renewables industry, and from many politicians is to ask Oil and Gas to join the party, and invest in renewables, on the understanding that otherwise they will suffer stranded investments. But there is news this week that China’s economic growth is down to 6.1%. which leads us to ask the question what would happen to renewables if China suffered any kind of economic collapse? Today China is driving global solar panel and lithium ion battery manufacturing, and is accelerating its investment in underlying infrastructure for offshore wind. While it looks on the surface of it that the US is following suit, it’s failure to up the ante on solar subsidies in the current government, means…

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