BOSTON, MA (February 7, 2018) - As the Commonwealth’s solar industry continues to fend off attacks at the state and federal levels, a report released today by The Solar Foundation notes that Massachusetts solar jobs saw a double-digit decline in 2017, marking the second year in a row of solar job losses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on President Trump’s speech in Davos, Switzerland today:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – the national trade association for the U.S. industry - and its members expressed disappointment in the decision by President Trump to impose 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. The decision effectively will cause the loss of roughly 23,000 American jobs this year, including many in manufacturing, and it will result in the delay or cancellation of billions of dollars in solar investments.
SEIA President and CEO Sends Personal Plea to Pres. Trump to Preserve Solar Jobs by Rejecting High Tariffs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper sent a letter to President Donald Trump today reminding him of the tens of thousands of U.S. solar workers, including American manufacturers, whose jobs will be lost if high tariffs are implemented.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today in Washington, President Trump’s top trade adviser held a public hearing on the Section 201 solar trade case. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar companies, utilities and many others showed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Trade Policy Staff Committee that tariffs on solar imports would deal a deep, self-inflicted wound to the American economy and help two foreign-based companies and their hedge fund investors. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA:
SEIA Gives Pres. Trump Plan to Make America First in Manufacturing, National Security and Solar Job Growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a blueprint to put America First on economic growth, jobs, manufacturing and national security. SEIA’s America First Plan for Solar Energy recommends six steps President Trump can take to maintain the solar industry’s booming growth. The plan starts with the president’s rejection of tariffs, which would increase the cost of solar, sacrifice tens of thousands of American jobs and raise electricity prices for consumers and businesses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the body that represents State Public Service Commissioners in charge of regulating utilities across the country, formally adopted a resolution urging the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) to carefully consider the harm that American consumers would face from proposed trade remedies, including tariffs.
A variety of voices have come out in opposition to the Petition filed by Suniva and SolarWorld, advocating for trade policy that does not put tens of thousands of U.S. jobs at risk. From the Wall Street Journal to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the position is clear: no new solar tariffs.
A broad coalition recognizes how many American jobs are at stake, and urges President Trump to deny the bailout seekers.