PwC questions PV tariff claims

The two sides are in dispute over potential job losses

The two sides are in dispute over potential job losses

Serious doubts have been raised by a new study about many of the key claims regarding potential negative impacts of EU tariffs on Chinese PV kit, whose implementation by Brussels now appears a near certainty.

The study – published by the consultancy PwC and commissioned by the pro-tariffs lobbying group EU ProSun – takes direct aim at a competing report which claimed such tariffs would cause massive job losses across the European solar sector.

That previous study, delivered to European trade officials in February, was conducted by the Switzerland-based consultancy Prognos and commissioned by the anti-duties lobbying group the Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE).

The PwC study argues that the job losses predicted by Prognos seem “highly questionable” given the actual size of Log in to read complete article.

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