Polysilicon Report

Polysilicon Report

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How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics

"Any country which does not take green energy very seriously, but clings to polluting energy, will eventually get left behind."But Forrest wasn't searching for mineral deposits — he was on the hunt for clean energy.In a race to curb climate change, countries are rushing to cut fossil fuels, boost clean energy — and transform their economies in the process.

Topics:  Energy sector  Natural resources  Renewable energy  Environment 

Carbon removal demand soars, EU warms to natural gas, Japan joins net-zero club

but in carbon removal projectsCan natural gas and nuclear be green(ish)He hopes this will create a tipping point, enabling serious investment into carbon removal projects after this has languished for many years. "Suga didn't provide the details on how the fifth-largest emitter would achieve "net zero" within decades, but named a novel technology as one of key innovations for Japan's successful green transformation: carbon recycling.

Topics:  ESG investing  Energy sector  Natural resources  Capital markets 

EU sounds alarm on critical raw materials shortages

pandemic has revealed Europe's dependencies in certain products, critical materials and value chains," Thierry Breton, EU industry commissioner, told the Financial Times.The EU's over-reliance on imports of critical raw materials threatens to undermine crucial industries and expose the bloc to supply squeezes by China and other resource-rich countries, the European Commission will warn member states this week.emerging strategy prioritises securing the supply of a list of raw materials critical to European industries through exploration, investment and improved recycling.

Topics:  Industrial metals  Energy sector  Commodities  EU trade 

Stakeholder Analysis

People


  • Karel De Gucht


    Wikipedia

    Karel Lodewijk Georgette Emmerence De Gucht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkarəl də ˈɣɵxt]; born 27 January 1954) is a Belgian politician who was the European Commissioner for Trade from February 2010 until ...


  • Barack Obama



    Energy Source: An industry divide over methane

    vociferouslyDick Schremmer, chairman of the National Stripper Wells Association, said the EPA's existing rules, introduced by the Obama administration, were too onerous:

  • Xi Jinping


    Wikipedia

    Xi Jinping was born in Beijing on 15 June 1953, the second son of Xi Zhongxun and his wife Qi Xin. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 by Mao Zedong, Xi's father held a series of posts, including Party propaganda chief ...


    How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics

    All this was supercharged in September 2020, when President Xi Jinping announced at the UN General Assembly that China would reach carbon neutrality by 2060.

  • Angela Merkel


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    Barack Hussein Obama II ( (listen) bə-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mə; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A me ...


    Germany warns EU solar tariffs would be ‘grave mistake’

    The flurry of German anxiety comes a week before a visit by Li Keqiang, China's new premier, who is due to meet Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, in Berlin next Sunday.

  • Rudolf Staudigl



    EU states rebuff scheme to extend tariffs on Chinese solar panels

    Rudolf Staudigl, Wacker chief executive, told the Financial Times that the company lost hundreds of millions of euros in revenue in China because of retaliatory measures against European companies when EU tariffs were introduced in 2014.

Organizations


  • European Union


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    The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km2 (1,634,469.0 sq mi) and an estim ...


    How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics

    Europe has long been ahead in this industry, and European companies still hold a lead in turbine manufacturing.

  • SolarWorld AG


    Wikipedia

    SolarWorld is a German company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing photovoltaic products worldwide by integrating all components of the solar value chain, from feedstock (polysilicon) to module ...


    A benighted policy on solar panels

    The investigation followed a complaint from a company called SolarWorld, which has a factory in Oregon but is based in Germany.

  • European Commission


    Wikipedia

    The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day busines ...


    Carbon removal demand soars, EU warms to natural gas, Japan joins net-zero club

    Now the European Commission is increasingly signalling its support for what could count as transition projects.

  • Wacker Chemie AG


    Wikipedia

    Wacker Chemie AG is a German multinational chemical company which was founded in 1914 by Alexander Wacker. The company is controlled by the Wacker family holding more than 50 percent of the shares. T ...


    Norwegian polysilicon maker rallies 65 per cent on US-China trade deal

    Shares in Germany's Wacker Chemie, which owns Wacker Polysilicon, also rose by 4.4 per cent to trade at €66.52.

  • World Trade Organization


    Wikipedia

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization concerned with the regulation of international trade between nations. It officially commenced operations on 1 January 1995, purs ...


    How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics

    Pascal Lamy, former head of the World Trade Organization, compares the global shift from one energy system to another with the advent of the industrial revolution.

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China, North Korea and Hong Kong have dedicated the highest avg. focus for the report's period.

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