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President Trump Imposes Tariffs on Solar Panels

New tariffs on imported PV cells and modules are lower than what had been sought by two U.S. manufacturers

Posted on Jan 23 2018 by Scott Gibson

President Trump has announced the imposition of new tariffs on imported photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PVPhotovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow.) cells and panels, acceding to the request of two foreign-owned companies with facilities in the U.S., Suniva and SolarWorld. The tariffs were vigorously opposed by a trade group representing the U.S. solar industry.


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  1. University of Salford via Flickr

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Clean Energy Programs Are Safe for Now

The new spending bill passed by Congress keeps most funding for efficiency standards and research, but next year’s budget will be a different story

Posted on May 23 2017 by Elizabeth Noll

Congress did its job last week in preserving funding for critical clean energy programs that create jobs and save Americans money. The just-passed Fiscal Year 2017 spending bill, which will keep the government running through September 30, largely sustains funding for efficiency standards, advanced research, renewable energy deployment, and other important clean energy initiatives.


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  1. U.S. Department of Energy

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Energy and Building Programs Brace for Trump Budget

The long-term impact on programs like the Solar Decathlon is not clear, but the president's proposed spending cuts are deep

Posted on Mar 30 2017 by Scott Gibson

A long list of federal programs that promote advanced building techniques, renewable energy, and energy efficiency would see less money under President Trump's budget proposal, but important details on how the budget would affect a number of popular projects are still unknown.


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  1. Thomas Kelsey / DOE

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