THE BIG PICTURE: Subsidy Tug-of-War

Government decisions to subsidize renewable power to increase its capacity for environmental and security reasons have spurred investments but also increased cross-border tensions. Increasingly, legal actions that seek to settle international trade disputes allege unfair subsidization. Here are some of the major ongoing cases. Sources: POWER, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, World Trade Organization (WTO).

–Copy and artwork by Sonal Patel, senior writer