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Biden’s Solar Dreams Collide With Outrage Over China’s ‘Genocide’

  • Biden promised repercussions for China’s abuses in Xinjiang
  • U.S. solar panels depend on component supplied from region
Photovoltaic power plant in Changji, Xinjiang, in Jan. 2021.
Photovoltaic power plant in Changji, Xinjiang, in Jan. 2021.Photographer: Costfoto/Barcroft Media/Getty Images
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President Joe Biden’s White House is trying to reconcile his desire to ratchet up U.S. renewable power generation with his outrage over alleged Chinese human-rights abuses in Xinjiang, a major supplier of a key component in solar panels.