Today, 8minute Solar Energy Founder and CEO Dr. Tom Buttgenbach expressed his support for the President’s decision to remove the threat of new panel import tariffs for at least two years. Dr. Buttgenbach emphasized the critical role of solar for both our climate and our economy, and that with this decision, 8minute and the broader solar industry can resume momentum towards these goals.
Read Dr. Buttgenbach’s full statement on President Biden’s decision here:
“Less than a year ago, the Biden Administration introduced an ambitious and necessary plan to address climate change. We applaud today’s decision by the President to remove the near-term threat of new panel import tariffs as an absolutely essential step towards achieving these goals. Solar is a critical lifeline for both our climate and our economy – generating reliable, affordable energy that provides good-paying American jobs and economic value. With this decision, 8minute and the broader solar industry can resume the massive momentum we have built this past decade – deploying the most advanced and responsive energy technologies to support the country’s clean energy goals.”
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