What Should the U.S. Do About Chinese Solar?

Chinese green mercantilism isn’t just a big competitiveness problem, it’s a big innovation problem as well. China currently employs nearly all types of mercantilist policies to artificially drive down the price of clean energy technologies. Instead of investing in the development and innovation of clean technologies, China is spending the lion’s share of its public resources on boosting exports of existing technologies (which then require further subsidies by importing countries to be competitive with fossil fuels).