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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:34 PM

Senators fight proposed trade penalties for solar panels

Source: The Hill


BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 08/11/17 01:11 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of senators is expressing “deep concern” over a federal agency’s consideration of potential trade penalties for imported solar panel technology.

The Friday letter spearheaded by Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who both hail from states with growing solar power capacity, tells the International Trade Commission (ITC) that the penalties could severely hurt the solar industry.

The warning comes in advance of a hearing next week in which the ITC will consider a petition for tariffs or price minimums from beleaguered manufacturers Suniva Inc. and SolarWorld Americas.

The ITC is due later this year to determine whether domestic companies are harmed by imported photovoltaic cell technology, and then to make a recommendation to President Trump, who can unilaterally impose penalties.
The 16 senators noted that solar companies employ 260,000 Americans, but argued that “all of the tremendous growth in solar investments, installations, and jobs could be in danger if the trade case causes solar prices to spike significantly.”



Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/346208-senators-fight-proposed-trade-penalties-for-solar-panels

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:21 PM

3. 260,000 green energy jobs are NOTHING

when compared to 70,000 coal jobs. And don't even get me started on that tree hugging "clean" energy crap!
















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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:08 PM

4. All those great tax paying fossil fuel companies ...

oh wait ... they still reign supreme over everyone else and yet haven't produced one damn renewable fuel in 100 years. So glad they are still our biggest welfare queens.

Shrinking oil and coal jobs, green jobs could be next big boom market, but the Rethug whores in Congress refuse to do one damn thing for Americans.

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