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US tariffs cause more solar job losses than the coal industry employs

Solar tariffs have already caused oceans of economic harm, even before the US imposed them, with the European Union enforcing a minimum import price for solar panels for a number of years, killing the economic equation that had seen entrepreneurs jump on the solar bandwagon and install them on residential rooftops. We calculated that at least 100,000 jobs were lost in Europe, while protecting around 3,000 German jobs in solar manufacture. Now the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has placed a number of the jobs lost to the US economy at 62,000, up until the end of 2021, and says that it has also killed off $19 billion in investment and cut solar output by 10.5 GW. In our…

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