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.