The Manufacturing Report

What’s Really Behind the Campaign to Cancel the Solar Panel Circumvention Investigation?

Episode Summary

Since the Commerce Department first announced its plans to investigate whether Chinese solar panel manufacturers have been circumventing U.S. duties, the media has been whipped into a frenzy. And they’ve been playing right into the hands of a powerful special interest group – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – that’s made it its mission to cancel Commerce’s inquiry. David Dayen, the executive editor of public policy magazine The American Prospect, joins The Manufacturing Report to report what he has uncovered about SEIA and debunks some of the organization’s most insidious myths about trade enforcement. Photo courtesy of David Dayen