This is a special update about a threat to clean energy—and we’re asking you to send a message to the White House to show your support for solar power.
On Halloween, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)—a federal agency that provides trade expertise to the White House—recommended that President Trump impose tariffs of up to 35 percent on imported solar panels. In a statement, the Solar Energy Industries Association said the proposed tariffs would be “intensely harmful to our industry.”
Why? Because about 90 percent of the solar panels used in the U.S. are imported. Tariffs would jack up their price, and threaten to stall the growth of solar projects that help stabilize the grid and lower power prices. (And if the solar industry stalls, that threatens a lot of jobs.)
The President could follow different tariff recommendations from the ITC, he could do nothing—or he could impose even higher tariffs, as some have asked him to do. He now has 60 days to make a decision, so this is the perfect time to send a message.
We thank the people who have sent more than 2,700 messages to Congress on this issue already. Now, we need you to take that message to the Oval Office. Please urge the White House: Don’t impose tariffs that will harm solar power in America.