New group will fight tariffs

David Ferris - E&E News


A broad group, encompassing utilities and retailers and free-market Republicans, may be forming to battle a bid by U.S. solar manufacturers to raise trade barriers against foreign solar products.

The Energy Trade Action Coalition announced its existence today. It responds to two struggling U.S. solar manufacturers that have petitioned the Trump administration to slap financial penalties on all foreign suppliers of solar components in order to resuscitate the moribund domestic industry (Energywire, May 8).

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