Join us for an insightful interview with Quill Robinson as we explore the intricate dynamics of US-China energy relations and the solar industry.

This discussion covers key topics such as Chinese energy exports, US energy security, tariffs, environmental concerns, and the global energy transition. Discover the impacts of technological advancements, international institutions, and energy diplomacy on the evolving energy landscape.


  • Chinese Energy Exports and Shifting Energy Geography
  • US Energy Security and Its Link to China
  • US Tariffs on Solar vs Investment in Solar Industry
  • Competitiveness of the US Solar Industry
  • US Support for Domestic Solar Panel Production
  • Environmental Concerns about Imported Solar Panels
  • Positive Implications of Sino-US Solar Panel Tariff Clash
  • Lifespan Data of Solar Panels
  • Chinese Battery Exports and Domestic Market
  • US Progress in Energy Storage Installation
  • China’s Position in US Energy Transition
  • Impact of a 50% Tariff Increase on US Solar Panels
  • Differences in Energy Transition Markets: US vs Europe
  • Chinese Technological Advancements
  • Role of International Institutions in Great Power Competition
  • Potential for a Global Authority Regulating Energy Transition
  • US Energy Diplomacy
  • EU Energy Dependence on US LNG
  • Recommended Research Areas

Quill Robinson

Quill Robinson is a senior program manager and associate fellow with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He is also a senior adviser with ConservAmerica. Previously, Quill served as the vice president of government affairs at the American Conservation Coalition.

Quill holds a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Washington and an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

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