After Passed House Ways and Means Committee April 17the full House today passed legislation to repeal the Biden administration’s June 2022 declaration of a two-year delay on new solar tariffs.
“The two-year solar tariff moratorium was imposed as a strategic bridge to maintain U.S. generating capacity while allowing developers to continue construction projects and move us toward our clean energy goals,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, CEO of Solar. Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
“The US cannot produce enough solar panels and cells to meet demand, and the remaining 14 months of this moratorium gives us time to run out,” he explains. “The United States can get there and become a global leader in clean energy production and development.
“Repealing the moratorium at this point puts the future at risk.”
The bill now moves to the Senate, where the Democrats have a majority – but the future of the measure is still uncertain.
“ACP urges the Senate to consider the negative impact on American workers and to give the solar industry the time it needs to create a dynamic and sustainable domestic generation base,” said American Clean Power Association (ACP) CEO Jason Grumet.
“Unreliable and unhealthy economic policy is bad for business and bad for America,” he notes. “Congress must do better.”