WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum released the following statement in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) remedy recommendations for President Donald Trump regarding the ongoing Section 201 trade case.
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum is disappointed with the ITC’s remedy recommendations, as the proposed tariffs would impose trade restrictions that undermine the growing solar industry and risk tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs,” said CRES Forum Managing Director Heather Reams. “We urge the Trump administration to ensure a final decision that will uphold free and fair trade principles by rejecting all trade restrictions in this case.”
Today’s ITC recommendations came on the heels of key CRES Forum engagement on the issue. Last week, CRES Forum signed a letter to President Trump asking his administration to avoid trade restrictions on solar panels. In September, CRES Forum signed a letter to urge the ITC against recommending the use of tariffs to protect the U.S. solar industry in the ongoing trade remedy case. Additionally, CRES Forum’s Charles Hernick penned an op-ed for The Hill explaining how this decision would put 88,000 American jobs at risk, and CRES Forum hosted a July panel discussion on the future of job growth in the solar industry and free trade.
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.