The US has reached a preliminary decision on punitive duties for Chinese solar manufacturers. An anti-dumping case is also now on the cards in the European Union. What are its chances of success?

US ethanol producers have had no joy from the stock market. The financial figures of many are awful. Venture capitalists are holding back investment

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