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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

NARUC Approves Resolution Urging USTR to Carefully Weigh the Harmful Results of Trade Remedies

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.

Friday, Nov 10, 2017

They Said It - The Solar Industry Trade Case

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. 

Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017

U.S. Trade Support for Foreign Companies Hurts More Americans Than It Helps

A broad coalition recognizes how many American jobs are at stake, and urges President Trump to deny the bailout seekers.

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017

Retired Military Officials Oppose Solar Tariffs

A coalition of Retired U.S. military servicemembers signed a letter to the International Trade Commission voicing their opposition to the trade remedies proposed by Suniva and SolarWorld in the Section 201 case. 

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

SEIA Comments on Mixed Trade Case Recommendation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced a split remedy recommendation for the Section 201 trade case:  

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

Videos: Shining a Spotlight on Solar Jobs

A trade case brought by two deeply flawed companies could upend the U.S. solar industry, costing tens of thousands of American jobs. We interviewed a handful of the hardworking people who work in solar today to see how important this industry is to them. Together, we're asking the Trump Administration to #SaveSolarJobs.  Solar Jobs Spotlight: Russell Schmit

Friday, Oct 06, 2017

Letters to the ITC opposing Suniva and SolarWorld's Section 201 Petition

Since two U.S. solar manufacturers filed a petition under Section 201 of the Trade Act that sent shockwaves through the solar industry, a wide variety of organizations have spoken up to voice their opposition to the petition and stand up for the tens of thousands of American jobs that are at risk if excessive trade remedies are put into place. Below you'll find links to a number of letters from non-elected officials. For our repository of letters from policymakers, click here. 

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

Solar Energy Advocates from Manufacturers to Installers Testify in Washington Against Trade Petition

Representatives from all segments of the solar industry, including American manufacturers, will tell the International Trade Commission (ITC) today that many of their employees will lose jobs under remedies proposed by Suniva and SolarWorld.  

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

SEIA Statement on Anti-Solar ITC Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) found injury to the domestic crystalline silicon solar cell industry based on a petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):  

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Petitioners Offer ITC, President No Plan for Survival Under Section 201 Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a letter today with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), highlighting the fact that the petitioners in the high-profile Section 201 trade case on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules failed to develop and submit a plan to function as viable solar cell and panel manufacturers if granted trade relief.

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