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Davos World Economic Forum 2012: Solar is already near “grid parity”

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

Scientists tell us that 2010 is likely to tie 1998 as the hottest year on record. The ice is melting. The seas are rising. The weather is behaving everywhere in new and ominous ways. Climate change continues, and worldwide efforts to confront climate change continue as well. One among many urgent questions raised by these continuing efforts is how best to avoid a collision between advancing trade and combating climate change. Such a clash seems increasingly likely, given the gridlock in global talks and the growing fears that competition will suffer if sweeping regulatory reforms are implemented during these hard economic times. There is no way of avoiding linkage between trade and climate change. Economically, environmentally and, not least, politically these two significant areas of global concern are linked inextricably. Given this link, the world must somehow find a way to continue to lower barriers to trade while also combating climate change.