No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say

2 Nov 2017   Solar

The Trump administration is called on to embrace free-markets over protectionism in order to support the blossoming solar power sector, industry leaders said. The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered three separate sets of recommendations to President Donald Trump designed to curb imports of solar components, ranging from quotas to a tariff on imports of 35 percent. In October, the Natural Resources Defense Council said some components of the renewable energy sector have accelerated faster than the government estimated. Renewable energy made up 14 percent of all U.S. electricity sales last year and in September, the Energy Department said a solar power initiative enacted by former President Barack Obama reached a goal for cost competitiveness three years early. The commission took up the case […]

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