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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Commerce Obfuscates on Impact of Anticircumvention Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s comments today before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Tariff Case Cuts Solar Deployment Forecasts Nearly in Half, 100,000 Jobs at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46% due to the Biden administration’s circumvention case against solar imports from Southeast Asia. According to new analysis by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the case will result in a drop of 24 gigawatts (GW) of planned solar capacity over the next two years, which is more solar than the industry installed in all of 2021.

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022

Survey: Solar Deployment Hammered by Meritless Trade Case, U.S. Climate Goals in Jeopardy

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Three-quarters of surveyed solar companies say that panel deliveries have been cancelled or delayed since the Commerce Department announced it was initiating a circumvention case against imports of solar goods from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to preliminary results of a survey conducted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Monday, Mar 28, 2022

Commerce Department Decision Imperils U.S. Clean Energy Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an investigation for circumvention tariffs on solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. This decision comes just four months after the agency rejected a similar petition that increased solar prices and threatened the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers.

Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on USITC’s Section 201 Tariff Recommendation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After determining last month that the Section 201 tariffs on solar cells and modules should be extended, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued its remedy recommendation to President Biden today. The President will make a final decision on whether to extend the job-killing tariffs or end them and allow U.S. clean energy deployment to soar. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the Commission’s proposal:

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

USITC Recommends Extension of Ineffective Solar Tariffs, Decision Rests With President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. International Trade Commission recommended an extension of Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on solar cells and modules. President Biden now has discretion to take this recommendation into consideration and make a final decision. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the USITC’s recommendations to President Biden:

Friday, Nov 19, 2021

House Takes Important Step Forward on Clean Energy Progress with Build Back Better Act Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a 10-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), strong support for domestic solar manufacturing and other critical policies to advance American clean energy deployment and production. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the House passage:

Monday, Nov 01, 2021

SEIA Urges Biden Administration to Phase Out Section 201 Tariffs

WASHINGTON D.C. — In a prehearing brief filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged the Biden Administration to phase out the Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

Solar Industry Reacts to Build Back Better Framework

WASHINGTON D.C. — Amid ongoing budget reconciliation negotiations in Congress, the White House released a Build Back Better framework today that includes significant investments in climate and clean energy policy priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the White House proposal and the critical need to invest in our clean energy future:

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

Solar Prices Increase Across Every Market Segment for the First Time in Seven Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX —Supply chain constraints are leading to price increases across every solar market segment, despite the addition of 5.7 gigawatts (GWdc) of solar capacity in Q2 2021, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VRSK).

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