You wouldn’t know it based on the tremendous growth of solar energy products and services, but some 88,000 good-paying American jobs are at risk.
The solar predicament stems from a petition that was filed with the International Trade Commission. This action could double the price of solar panels, kill jobs and slow solar growth and clean energy.
If the petitioners get their way, the commission will change trade policy that will result in cost increases. Its consequences will be far reaching as renewable energies like solar account for the majority of new electricity and more than half a million jobs.
The sudden spike in prices take America’s energy economy down a perilous road of job loss and unaffordable energy solutions for your home or business.
Smart policy that promotes growth and competitive prices are necessary for America to build a stronger, cleaner and more reliable energy system — and just as important, preserve good American jobs.
Together, we can make a difference. It starts by supporting green energy and raising your voice on this issue.
We stand with the Solar Energy Industries Association and its effort to engage the trade commission and ultimately, the Trump Administration, to make the right decision about our energy future and American livelihood.
SEIA is active in legal proceedings and is lobbying policymakers and influences in Washington and beyond.
Here’s how you can do your part.
Learn more about the trade commission process here in a blog we posted last month.