Doug Young's Blog Posts

- September 03, 2014

Trina Thrives on Solar Financing

Investors were applauding a new announcement by Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL), after it disclosed a deal that would see it help to finance and build a massive solar power farm in southwest...

- September 02, 2014

Tesla Charges China's EV Industry with Mobile Carrier Partnership

Despite disappointing progress in China’s plan to put hundreds of thousands of new energy vehicles on its roads by next year, American electric car maker Tesla has made remarkable progress...

- August 01, 2014

New China Solar Storm Brewing in the EU

The war of words against Chinese solar panel makers is heating up from both sides of the Atlantic, with growing signs that Europe may reconsider anti-dumping duties as the U.S. moves...

- July 17, 2014

New Trade Rulings Boost China Wind, Solar in US

In a quirk of timing, two completely unrelated rulings are boosting the outlook for Chinese new energy firms from the wind and solar sectors in their complex relationship with the U.S....

- July 02, 2014

China Panel Makers Hire Private Association to Tackle Trade Wars

Chinese solar panel makers have taken an important step to solving their ongoing trade spat with the west by formally launching a private sector trade association to speak on their...

- June 13, 2014

China Solar Update: EU Trade Dispute Brewing Again, New Storage Venture Forms

Let’s end the week with a couple of new energy developments, led by word that China and the European Union could be heading for a new showdown after the pair narrowly avoided a trade...

- June 10, 2014

Another Chinese Renewable Manufacturer Enters Project Finance and Development Realm

Wind power company Ming Yang (NYSE: MY) became China’s latest new energy equipment maker to dip its toe into project finance and development last week, when it announced a new plan...

- May 20, 2014

China's New Private Equity Investment Giant Eyes Solar

Following reports last month of the imminent formation of a major new private equity investor, media are now saying the company, China Minsheng Investment, has formally registered and...

- May 06, 2014

China Enters UK Solar Boom

China’s plan to add up to 35 gigawatts of new solar power capacity by 2015 may be getting off to a slow start, but the nation looks quite happy to fund new plants in other countries...

- April 29, 2014

China Takes a Hands-off Approach to Solar Market Recovery

China sent an important message to the struggling solar panel sector last week when one of the country’s major manufacturers was forced to turn to global capital markets to raise new...

Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters, writing about publicly listed Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at a leading local university....

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