NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided it's an excellent idea to intensify trade tensions with China. The situation would be laughable if real taxpayer money were not at stake. After losing over $500 million dollars from a loan guarantee with Solyndra (money at least in part was borrowed from China), the Commerce Dept. is now imposing anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar companies.Solyndra is the poster child of why private equity is more efficient than taxpayer money chasing political goodwill and feel-good pet projects. At the same time the government was dumping hundreds of millions in dollars down the drain, private enterprise cracked enough natural gas to kill any thoughts of solar gaining traction for years to come.