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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) released the following statement regarding today’s U.S. International Trade Commission vote on the question of injury in the Section 201 trade case.
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum is disappointed with the ITC’s finding, but we are hopeful for a solution that has minimal effects on the solar industry,” said Charles Hernick, CRES Forum Director of Policy and Advocacy. “We should also be apprehensive of any trade move that will undermine the solar industry. Trade needs to be free and fair to American consumers and workers.”
Today’s ITC decision came on the heels of key CRES Forum engagement on the issue, including a panel discussion on the future of job growth in the solar industry and free trade and an op-ed for The Hill highlighting why 88,000 American jobs in solar energy are at risk. Last week, CRES Forum signed on to a letter with six groups, including the R Street Institute, the American Legislative Exchange Council and the National Taxpayers Union, to urge the ITC against recommending the use of tariffs to protect the U.S. solar industry in the ongoing trade remedy case.
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.