Brussels Briefing: Solar industry warns protectionism could hamper energy transition

Solar panel park in Spain
The vast majority of the solar panels used in the EU are made in China (Photo: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg)

The EU is in danger of slowing the move to net zero if it follows the position agreed by the European parliament to ban non-EU companies from auctions, says SolarPower Europe. The parliament also agreed carbon farming rules, a position on consumers’ ‘right to repair’, and EU demands for COP28


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