Biden’s inconvenient truth: China is the world’s biggest renewable energy enabler

SourceThe National
CountryMiddle east

US President Joe Biden would like to be remembered as the Earth-saving president. But upon entering the Oval Office, he recently confronted some inconvenient truths. The bulk of the armoury he needs to deploy to save the environment is now made in China.

China produces 66 per cent of the world’s polysilicon, used in solar panels, 78 per cent of the world’s solar cells and 72 per cent of the world’s solar modules.

China dominates the global solar energy supply chain, leaving the US a marginal presence.

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