Washington Can’t Kill Solar Power: 6 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Future of Solar

By: Mike Bloomberg
Feb 7, 2018 11:25 AM ET

Originally posted on medium.com

The Trump administration recently announced that the U.S. will be implementing a steep tariff on solar panel imports. Taxing those solar panels up to 30 percent will destroy U.S. jobs, because far more Americans are involved in installing and maintaining panels than in manufacturing them. It will also raise Americans’ electric bills, by making the energy marketplace less competitive. And it will hurt our environment and public health, by slowing the transition away from heavily polluting, carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

Congress should stand up for American workers and consumers and overturn the administration’s harmful decision. But although that is unlikely to happen, there are still many reasons to be optimistic about the future of solar and America’s transition to a clean energy future, as Carl Pope and I write about in our book, Climate of Hope.

To read the six reasons, click here.