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Trump Imperils Fledgling Solar Industry With 30% Import Tariff on Solar Panel Technology

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Taking a backseat to the shutdown news yesterday was an announcement that the Trump administration imposed a 30% tariff on imported solar panel technology:In the biggest blow heâEUR(TM)s dealt to the renewable energy industry yet,


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Wilde Thange (10)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 12:45 pm
In other word it will aid the non-renewable energy industry to keep renewable energy expensive.

Kathleen M (210)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 12:52 pm
Grimly noted. Thx for sharing Wilde. A blue pox on the flaming moron and his extractive industry minion So!

David C (111)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 12:55 pm
not good, but maybe it will stimulate new solar panel manufacturers in this country???? not his reasoning for doing this even if that happens no credit to loser trumple-thin-skin

Wilde Thange (10)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 2:17 pm
If any parts come from elsewhere then they too many have a tariff on them making the solar cells more expensive. In order to promote globalization lots of things have parts from a variety of countries. That too is a problem if any of the countries become unreachable for any reason. Especially in the era of just in time delivery.

Ellie M (3)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 2:28 pm

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 7:06 pm
Seen it on the news. He's making the companies in the U.S. happy. Besides solar, he's doing this for large appliances like washer/dryers too. The companies that outsource their work outside of the U'S. will be having to think twice about whether it's worth their while to continue down that path any longer. Thanks Wilde

Animae C (506)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 9:46 pm

TY Wilde

John G (291)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 4:13 am
We need to get our priorities straight. This is a good thing for American manufacturing, the creation of good paying jobs and our tax base. We can't have our cake and eat it too. Previous rules allowed for the import of cheap Chinese junk panels which are already failing at an unacceptable rate. Elon Musk has developed a much better solar capture technology here in America and that's what we should support. Applaud the President for his vision on this topic if you can let go of your hatred for a moment and think for yourselves.

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 5:55 am
Let's hope it brings more jobs to US. Is this tariff on American companies manufacturing in other countries?

Melania Padilla (123)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 11:01 am
I signed a petition yesterday, from here, Care2. I cannot find it! This man is a hater, it is like he hates clean energy, clean water, etc. F**** moron

Wilde Thange (10)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 2:10 pm
Perhaps domestic technology is better but the point was as a fear it will price solar technology out of it's competitive edge to other energy sources.

Wilde Thange (10)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 2:13 pm
The other aspect concern if there are domestic panels that have any foreign components that may be affected by the tariff.

Wilde Thange (10)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 4:38 pm
Plus the possibility our solar cells may have tariffs on them by other countries. Then there are the foreign owned solar cell companies in our country.
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