WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017 - The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) hopes the US International Trade Commission (ITC) will take care as they move to provide relief for solar manufacturers injured by imported photovoltaic cells. Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer said the decision “raises serious concern about the potential for tariffs that could increase electricity prices and threaten a thriving solar industry that is one of the nation’s most important economic drivers." Remedy is provided under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. Renewable energy industry groups are bracing for the recommendations after the ITC determined late last week that imported solar cells cause harm to American manufacturers. Specific recommendations are to be prepared for President Trump’s review by Oct. 31.
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