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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Bipartisan Lawmakers Representing Nearly 200 Million Americans Unite Against Solar Tariff Case

  The Commerce Department’s baseless solar tariff investigation is front and center in the news, and political leaders are stepping up to protect their constituents and voice opposition.  In letters to President Biden, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging the Department of Commerce to unfreeze the solar industry and immediately end the Auxin Solar tariff probe. In a telling sign, these lawmakers represent 190 million Americans, or 57% of the U.S. population.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Eighty-five House Members Oppose Commerce Department’s Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on a letter from 85 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the meritless tariff circumvention case.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Governors Implore Swift End to Solar Tariff Case as State Impacts Worsen

Today a bipartisan group of 19 governors sent a letter to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging the Biden administration to expedite its review of the anti-circumvention solar tariff case.

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 19, 2022

“This is Wreaking Havoc on our Business”: Companies Share Stories About the Impact of the Auxin Tariff Petition

In a bewildering act that runs counter to President Biden’s climate goals, the U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating whether to impose another set of tariffs on the solar industry. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) conducted an industry-wide survey to measure the catastrophic impacts of the Commerce Department’s decision. To date, more than 600 clean energy companies from across the country shared heartbreaking stories about their new reality as this investigation ripples across the industry and looms over their lives. 

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:

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