The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) this week unveiled a plan for President Trump to grow US solar manufacturing. The plan — ‘America First Plan for Solar Energy’ — outlines six steps the President can take to maintain the industry’s booming growth, including the rejection of tariffs, supporting the US military and national security, ensuring US energy dominance, not bailing out failed foreign-owned solar firms, fighting for American workers and putting America first.
SEIA’s plan was released in advance of a hearing at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C., where SEIA will present its final arguments against the trade remedies sought by petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld. (To read our most recent statement on the trade case developments, click here.)
“Tariffs would jeopardize our economy, our national security and our workers,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. “Our plan is meant to help the President address the issues in this case, put America First, and say yes to strong economic and manufacturing growth. Rather than throw a highly successful U.S. industry in reverse for no good reason, this plan will create more jobs and investment in America.”
President Trump has until January 26 to make a decision in the trade case, including accepting or rejecting the ITC’s recommendations, creating a new policy, or doing nothing.
To read CEC’s Sept. 22 response to the ITC finding injury in the solar trade petition, click here.