Defend Affordable Solar Energy in Europe

The campaign for affordable solar energy had a setback a few weeks ago when European Commissioner Karel De Gucht imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on Chinese imported solar products. By December he wants to make those penalty duties permanent unless some sort of settlement is found.

Climate change is our generation's biggest challenges and affordable solar energy is an important part of combating climate change. However, any price increase including through duties will make solar energy more expensive than coal or nuclear, meaning clean solar won't replace dirty energy.  Karel De Gucht (EU Commissioner for Trade) can prevent the introduction of permanent duties on solar panel imports and thereby contribute to climate protection.
To: Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner for Trade

We need your support to ensure affordable solar energy grows across Europe. The EU Commission's proposed import tariffs on solar panels directly harm the EU's fight against climate change. They will make solar energy, a major tool in combating climate change, more expensive than dirty coal or nuclear.

Please don't jeopardise the planet because of a small number of uncompetitive EU solar panel producers - there are bigger issues at stake. Use your influence as the EU Trade Commissioner to keep EU leadership in combating climate change and to protect our generation's future. The importance of this is bigger than all of us and we need you to do your part.

Sincerely,
[Your name]
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