Tag: tariffs

News and Policies, U.S.

Op-ed: How to save the solar industry from disastrous tariffs

April 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

I’m sympathetic to U.S. solar module manufacturers who are tired of competing against unfairly subsidized Chinese panels. The fact that the Chinese government supports their module manufacturing with enormous governmental investments while our own manufacturers have to beg and plead […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Bifacial exemption from US Section 201 tariffs is repealed

November 19, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The exemption for bifacial solar panels from Section 201 tariffs in the US has finally been repealed, meaning bifacial panels imported into the US are now subject to tariffs of 20%. Last month, prior to the US election, President Donald […]

Energy Economics

US solar industry gets unlikely boost from the Trump administration

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Some U.S. solar stocks could get a boost after the Trump administration announced that it will impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels. This special type of panel, which absorbs light on both sides, will be subject to a 25% tariff […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil Industry Needs A U.S./China Trade Deal

September 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

China’s decision on September 11 to waive tariffs on an array of U.S. exports came as welcome news to a variety of American businesses, as did the Trump Administration’s reciprocal action of delaying new tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled to […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

June 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

In 2008, Jason Urichich was at a crossroads. He lost his home and landscaping business in Youngstown, Ohio, and decided it was time for a change. He decided to pursue a six-month program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Questionable Tariffs Leave A Dark Cloud Over The U.S. Solar Sector

December 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels are stifling progress. But those prices have fallen so far and so fast that the damage has been dulled. The economic uncertainty, nonetheless, remains a huge pall hovering over the solar sector. Roughly […]

Energy Economics

Tax Credits and Solar Tariffs Affect Timing of Projected Renewable Power Plant Deployment

May 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The timing and magnitude of adding wind- and solar-powered electricity generators to the U.S. grid are sensitive to federal policies, especially federal tax credits that are currently scheduled to expire or diminish by 2022. In addition to the Reference case […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Solar-Panel Makers Ramp Up U.S. Manufacturing Plans

May 11, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Solar panel makers are stepping up U.S. manufacturing, and it isn’t all because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels. At least three panel companies have announced manufacturing plans in the U.S. in recent months. China’s JinkoSolar Holding […]

Energy Economics

Tariffs On Chinese Solar Products Hurt U.S. Jobs – Here’s Why

April 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

President Trump recently imposed tariff increases on Chinese solar cells and modules, important components in solar energy generation. The intent was to punish China, whose solar giants like JinkoSolar, JA Solar, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd. together dominate […]

Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SunPower: Tariff Exclusion Would Free Funds to Open New US Solar Manufacturing Facilities

March 20, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Solar industry stakeholders filed applications with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last week seeking exclusions from the Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on importedsolarproducts. Requests were due Friday night and a total of 55 comments were ultimately received, […]

News and Policies, State

How Feed-In Tariffs Can Unleash Clean Local Energy and Obviate Polluting Gas Plants in California

January 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

California has an opportunity to replace polluting natural gas plants with clean local energy — and never build another new gas plant again. But the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) must require efficient market mechanisms to ensure this happens in […]