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[OPINION] How an obscure trade law could kill 50,000 solar jobs

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  1 Comment

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By Abigail Ross Hopper | The Republic

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

A Chinese-owned company is asking our government to involve itself in the solar industry – at the expense of American jobs

Arizona is leading one of America’s fastest growing industries, a technology-based sector growing 17 times faster than the rest of the economy that added 51,000 jobs last year and is expected to triple over the next five years. All of this while helping lower energy costs for consumers.

To say the future is bright for solar energy is an understatement — but the federal government may be headed in a direction that would help investors from China, Germany and Qatar who own failed U.S. companies at the expense of tens of thousands of American workers.

All this would be unbelievable if it wasn’t true. Washington could end up stalling an economic engine and costing workers in Arizona and every other state their jobs.

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  1. jim stack says:

    We don’t have any Solar Panels companies that make their panels her in Arizona that I know of. We HAD many installation companies but the added false fee’s for nothing that the Utilities have added have stalled or killed installations of Solar PV panels.

    If rules help China made panels companies will just install them instead of the best SunPower panels from an American company. They need to look at the total power produced and life of the panels to really compare them.

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