15 Aug '17, 7pm

Release: Broad, bipartisan opposition to #solar tariffs as ITC hears trade case #SaveSolarJobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry, elected officials and U.S. trading partners argued today against Suniva’s bid for trade relief at a packed International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing. Hundreds of American solar workers concerned about their jobs attended the hearing. SEIA, on behalf of its 1,000 member companies in the solar industry, have vigorously opposed the petition. Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Clearview Energy Partners have said tariffs will double the cost of solar panels and will cause the U.S. to lose 88,000 jobs next year alone, more than one-third of the industry’s entire workforce. A coalition of conservative groups that support free trade have joined SEIA in opposition to solar tariffs. At the hearing, those opposed to Suniva’s petition included its own utility commissioner from Georgia, and s...

Full article: http://www.seia.org/news/broad-bipartisan-opposition-sola...

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