Trump tariffs will save some solar jobs and destroy others

By the Washington Post

Jan 23, 2018

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The first time the United States tried to protect solar industry manufacturing jobs from foreign competition, things did not go exactly as planned.

Chinese solar panel makers evaded U.S. tariffs by relocating to Taiwan, and the Chinese government retaliated with its own duties on U.S. exports of the raw material used in making the panels — leading U.S. manufacturers to lay off more than 1,000 workers and scrap a new $1.2 billion factory.

Now, six years later, the United States is trying again.

Read the full story at washingtonpost.com.

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