30 Sep '17, 2pm

How Trump Could Undermine the US Solar Boom

How Trump Could Undermine the US Solar Boom

By Llewelyn Hughes , Australian National University and Jonas Meckling , University of California, Berkeley Tumbling prices for solar energy have helped stoke demand among U.S. homeowners, businesses and utilities for electricity powered by the sun. But that could soon change. President Donald Trump — whose proposed 2018 budget would slash support for alternative energy — will soon get a new opportunity to undermine the solar power market by imposing duties that could increase the cost of solar power high enough to choke off the industry’s growth . As scholars of how public policies affect, and are affected by, energy, we have been studying how the solar industry is increasingly global . We also research what this means for who wins and loses from the renewable energy revolution in the U.S. and Europe . We believe that imposing steep new duties on imported solar equipment ...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/09/30/how-trump-could-und...

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