For Immediate Release
President Trump’s Tariffs Put US Jobs, Solar Industry at Risk
Statement by John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump today imposed tariffs on imported solar panel materials that are key to America’s booming solar industry. These duties, intended as barriers to benefit U.S. solar panel manufacturers, will hurt America’s renewable energy market.
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