Coalition coalesces around fighting Suniva’s Section 201 trade case

Frank Andorka - PV Magazine


It’s nice to know (Sir Issac) Newton’s First and Third Laws of Motion are still operable nearly four centuries after his death.

The world-renowned scientist, known to most children as the man who discovered the theory of gravity after being hit on the head by a falling apple, also proposed three laws of motion, including his:

  • First Law: Law of Inertia, which states that ‘every object in motion will stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force’; and
  • Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Proof that these laws also apply to the solar industry came yesterday, when an extensive and varied group of associations and companies came together to form the Energy Trade Action Coalition (ETAC) in direct reaction to Suniva’s Section 201 trade petition, currently pending before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and which will eventually end up on President Donald J. Trump’s desk if the ITC finds injury. It also plans to be the ‘outside force’ that lobbies against moving the petition forward.

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