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Tariffs beg the world to leave US behind over Lithium Ion

The US Energy Storage Association (ESA) repeated its fears this week that tariffs on Lithium Ion batteries, due to increase next week, could halt the shift to grid energy storage deployments, which are going ahead right now. The press release was attributed to ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s and was a revisit of a statement issued by the ESA back in June when it first voiced concerns as the tariffs were initially announced. This is the problem with a technologically ignorant US president, conducting a trade war. He thinks renewables don’t matter and has tied himself to the fossil fuel brigade which thinks making renewables more expensive at the border, will just help them stay in power for longer. Actually the…

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