CRES Forum to Host Capitol Hill Discussion on Future of Job Growth in the Solar Industry and Free Trade
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) will host a Capitol Hill discussion on the Future of Job Growth in the Solar Industry and Free Trade, on Wednesday, August 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.
Moderator: Charles Hernick, Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum
Christopher Mansour, Vice President of Federal Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association
Colin Murchie, Senior Director, Customer Energy Service, Sol Systems
Frank Ackerman, Principal Economist, Synapse Energy Economics
CRES Forum will host a discussion on the future of Job Growth in the Solar Industry and Free Trade. Job creation in solar is one of the brightest spots in our national economy, growing at rates of nearly 20 percent annually in recent years and 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy. Currently, the International Trade Commission (ITC) is reviewing the impact of imported cells and modules on domestic solar manufacturers. If trade officials request tariffs and minimum prices at the levels suggested by the plaintiffs, the price of photovoltaic cells and panels would significantly rise and jeopardize demand for rooftop and large-scale solar projects. This situation puts American jobs on the line and has implications for job growth in several sectors of the economy. Join our experts as they discuss the implications of the tariffs for the solar industry as well as what this decision could mean for other industries.
Wednesday, August 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-G11 (ground floor)
Anna Epstein, [email protected]
CRES Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about commonsense clean energy.