Friday, June 8, 2012
Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panels Are Killing American Jobs
This is a guest post written by Nick Blitterswyck, founder and CEO of Urban Green Energy, and Micah Steiger and David Droz, from UGE’s business development department.
In mid-May, the U.S. Department of Commerce sent a clear message to the American renewable energy community: We don’t support you.
By levying tariffs ranging from 30-250% on all solar panels imported from China, the ruling will constrict the growth of renewable energy here in America, driving up the prices for installers, their customers, and, ultimately, the American taxpayer. This legislation threatens to kill the very blue-collar jobs it claims to save.