Advanced Energy Buyers Group Weighs in on U.S. Tariffs for Imported Solar Cells and Modules
Washington, D.C., January 22, 2018 – Today, a group of large energy users weighed in with their concern about the Trump Administration's decision to levy tariffs on solar panel imports with this statement:
"The President's decision to impose 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and modules will have the unfortunate consequence of raising costs for downstream solar customers, including the growing number of leading companies that are sourcing their electricity from renewable resources," said Malcolm Woolf, SVP of policy at Advanced Energy Economy, a national business association, speaking on behalf of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a coalition of large energy users convened by AEE. "These cost increases will slow the growth of solar power, which has become an increasingly desirable option for corporate buyers. As they have said in official filings, price matters."
- U.S. Trade Representative summary of solar tariffs is here.
- Advanced Energy Buyers Group Comments on Docket #USTR-2017-0020
- Advanced Energy Buyers Group Post-Hearing Statement, I.T.C. Case 201-075 on Oct. 10, 2017
- Advanced Energy Buyers Group Pre-Hearing Statement I.T.C. Case 201-075 on Sept. 27, 2017
About the Advanced Energy Buyers Group
The Advanced Energy Buyers Group is a business-led coalition of large energy users engaging on policies to expand their opportunities to procure energy that is secure, clean, and affordable. Members of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group are leading companies and organizations spanning a range of market sectors, including technology, retail, education, and manufacturing. AE Buyers Group members share a common interest in expanding their use of advanced energy, with the goal of becoming more competitive, resilient, and sustainable enterprises far into the future. The Advanced Energy Buyers Group is convened and facilitated by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business association of advanced energy companies.