09 Jun '18, 2am

Protecting American Solar Jobs Act Rolls Out In Senate - Solar Industry

Protecting American Solar Jobs Act Rolls Out In Senate - Solar Industry

Today, U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal President Donald Trump’s decision to impose up to 30% tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. Under the Protecting American Solar Jobs Act, duties and tariffs would default back to previous rates and allow companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff to receive retroactive reimbursement. A House version of the bill was introduced in April by Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., along with Reps. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Mark Sanford, R-S.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., and Steve Knight, R-Calif. “President Trump’s decision to impose a new import tax on solar energy equipment harms hundreds of locally owned companies, jeopardizes tens of thousands of workers, and stifles billions of dollars in investment in communities and manufacturing in New Mexico and...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/protecting-american-solar-jo...

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