NewEnergyNews: Protectionism Will Cripple U.S. Solar

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Fight For EVs Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, August 13: Utility Giant’s CEO Talks Fires And Climate Change; A Buyer’s Market For New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Jimmy Kimmel Explains Climate Change To The Pres
  • Weekend Video: How Wind Is Keeping Rural Schools Funded
  • Weekend Video: Teaching Climate Change In Idaho
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-How The Climate Fight Makes World Politics Better
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global Solar Growth Slowing
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World’s Private Sector Sets New Energy Records
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 9:

  • TTTA Thursday-Not Just A Theory – Desert Bird Diversity Dropped 30%
  • TTTA Thursday-Time To Start Closing Down NatGas
  • TTTA Thursday-More States Move On Policies To Support EVs
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Solar Policy Debates Move To Higher Ground
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: State Regulators Aim Planning At Integrating All Kinds Of New Energy
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, August 14:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: When Climate Change Could Have Been Different
  • QUICK NEWS, August 14: Talkin’ Climate Change; By 2030, New Energy Could Be Free

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Protectionism Will Cripple U.S. Solar

    President Trump wants protectionist measures against Chinese solar power. That’s going to hurt U.S. firms.

    Jonas Meckling and Llewelyn Hughes, September 25, 2017 (Washington Post)

    “…[T]he U.S. International Trade Commission] ruled that U.S. solar manufacturers are being injured by solar product imports. This gives the Trump administration an opportunity to increase duties on imported solar equipment, which would raise the costs of solar energy for companies and households in the United States…[The decision to grant relief to domestic manufacturers would hamper climate mitigation and] ignores the fact that many U.S. firms benefit from participating in global supply chains that govern the production of solar panels…[It would be] making trade policy on the basis of outdated assumptions about how products are made…[The] cost of utility-scale solar in the United States has fallen to 6 cents per kilowatt hour and the cost of household solar power is also falling rapidly…[making solar energy] competitive with more traditional fossil-fuel-based sources of power, such as coal and natural gas…[Protectionism] threatens to undermine these advances…[but the] case presents a political opportunity for President Trump to follow through on his threat to get tough with China on trade. It also gives him a chance to undermine the competitiveness of a key source of renewable energy…[For a president who touts the benefits of] fossil fuels, this may be too tempting to pass up…” click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home