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Europe heightens scrutiny of Chinese solar firms

BRUSSELS — European Union regulators ramped up their investigation into the Chinese solar panel industry Thursday by accusing the Chinese government of unfairly subsidizing panel makers.

The latest step in an increasingly acrimonious battle engulfing the global clean-energy industry came a day after the United States made a final decision to impose duties on billions of dollars of solar products from China over the next five years to shield US producers against lower-priced imports.

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