A production operator checks a panel at a solar panel factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S, January 15, 2018.
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Megan Hogan (PIIE)

Local and national governments are adding needless costs to global wind and solar projects by insisting firms source a portion of products or services locally. These local content requirements (LCRs) distort competition, reduce domestic competitiveness, and hamper the global transition to renewable energy sources, ultimately aggravating rather than mitigating climate change.

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