Trump tariff on solar energy could cost jobs

President Trump’s new 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels could lead to a drop in the solar panel industry, ultimately costing thousands of workers their jobs, according to some reports.
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World's Largest Solar Power Park 2000 MW is now in Karnataka India

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Solar power in India. India now has the world’s largest solar power park. 2000 MW of solar power. India is now a leader in renewable energy. The cost of 2000 MW of installed capacity is about 2.3 billion $. This is a mega construction project which has now made India the home of ultra mega solar power plants. The plant is located in Pavagada Karnataka.
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40 thoughts on “Trump tariff on solar energy could cost jobs”

  1. Trump doesn't care if he drives up costs… he's still playing to his base…this should bring jobs back? Wish it would but bet it won't. And he doesn't give a damn about clean energy. He's all for dirty oil. Got to give him credit for trying something, but I'm afraid the American people will end up paying for it.

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  2. The only thing Donald Trump came to do is to destroy the United State and make America become enemies with other countries he's the enemy of America

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  3. LOL History will repeat itself!Ā  Bush Jr. put a tariff on metals back in 2002 !Ā  Sadly, 200,000 Americans lost their jobs!Ā  Bush Jr. then lifted the tariff 10 months later!Ā  WTG Trump. IF you actually READ something….you'd know that your mad scheme didn't work before….and it won't work now.

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  4. Does anyone in thread even know that we export raw material to China, cheap. Then they sell products back to us, marked up drastically??? So…if we impose tariffs and they get mad and raise prices and we stop buying goods made in China…that means we have to then, make it here, so I think that means more jobs in the long run, not less. It just takes a little bit of logical thinking to get past the misinformation coming from sources such as CNN and other mainstream media outlets. There is a definite agenda on both sides and if you cannot see that, and are not willing to have the uncomfortable conversation with someone who disagrees with you, YOU are part of the problem. The fact that our media wants to make EVERY SINGLE thing the new administration does, look like it is the end of the world…that is just the liberal, Democratic way of instilling fear so they get their way. And Trump tweets to distract so he can get shit done. This country is going to hell, not because of Trump, but because of the hatred and intolerance of the people in it. Do you ask people who they voted for before holding the door open for them??? So, why go on social media and hate on people you do not know anything about?? What happened to people? What gives anyone the right to hate someone simply because they do not think just like you? This has to stop and it stops as soon as each and every one of US stops it. #bekind #MAGA

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  5. CNN….Con News Network. Cutting tarrifs (started by Ronald Reagan) is what sent the manufacturing jobs overseas in the first place. The keyword words there are "the manufacturing jobs" not the installation jobs. Once again CNN is trying to brainwash us. Turn it off.

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  6. Every country has the right to cultivate their own industry, however this should have started with incentives for manufacturers first and then the tariff would make it a brain dead decision to start manufacturing the cells and panels locally. With just the price increase, the result might not be a booming manufacturing at all, especially considering local labor costs which could only be off set by automation. So even if the best case scenario becomes true, the actual jobs won't be that much more while threatening tens of thousands jobs right now.

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  7. President Trump want those solar panels to be made in USA. Whats wrong with that?
    You CNN are very much anti American.

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  8. FUCK YOU CNN !
    GET OFF MY PRESIDENT
    YOU'RE LYING AND LICKING KILLARYS NUTS LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO. PLENTY OF AMERICAN MADE SOLAR PANELS HERE IN THE STATES, SO WHO'S JOBS ARE YOU PRETENDING TO CARE ABOUT? YOU FUCKS MAKE ME WANT TO PUKE.
    Here's the definition of "TARIFFS"

    a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.

    NOW PULL YOUR TONGUE OUTTA KILLARYS ASS AND REPORT TRUE JOURNALISM INSTEAD OF YOUR HATE PROPAGANDA FOCUSED ON YOUR VIEWERS WHO YOU THINK ARE STUPID. MOST ARE BUT LOL I DON'T WATCH YOUR SHIT SHOW BUT I'LL BACK UP MY PRESIDENT ALL DAY LONG. YOU NEED TO BE BANNED AND SHUT DOWN.
    It took me literally 0.03 seconds to see you support Chinese Regimes and Democrat morals, which there are none of. Go drown yourselves.
    SOME OF US ARE EDUCATED

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  9. Guess what Americans? Some countries are already retaliating. India just adopted protectionism as well and hit Apple with higher duties. Don't even think of bullying the world because in the end it's your huge corporations that will suffer. You guys better buy more iPhones to help Apple.

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  10. Stop all your hateful lies "FAKE NEWS"= cnn msnbc nbc abc cbs bbc and ALL your idiotic imbecile anchors and pundents.Your credibility is destroyed…schumer is an idiot like for the rest of the leftist libtards democrats… GET OVER IT!!!! YOU LOST!!!!…..IS THE PAIN TOO HARD TO OVERCOME….

    I am a PUERTO RICAN….and "AGAIN!" Me and all my families will vote again for DONALD J. TRUMP!!! And He WILL win!!!….

    That's why all your polls during the 2016 campaign elections were wrong..You think that you cnn(FAKE NEWS) are going to fool the American people….

    You think in your foolish and pathetic lies that if you continue to tell a lie over and over again people will believe it….

    WOE UNTO YOU….Ā  YOU ARE DIGGING TO OWN GRAVES!! cnn msnbc abc nbc cbs bbc "SOON YOU WILL ALL BE SHUT DOWN".

    THIS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE LIARS.
    THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE ALL LIARS WILL SPEND THEIR ETERNITY OF TORMENT!

    WATCH! youtu.be/Ymet-NoLkIY
    Unless you repent!!!

    Revelation 21:8King James Version (KJV)

    8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Ā 
    THIS IS FOR THE SO CALLED INTELLECTUALS in cnn FAKE NEWS.

    Isaiah 5:21King James Version (KJV)

    21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

    1 Corinthians 1:19-20King James Version (KJV)

    19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

    20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

    THE BIBLE IS THRUTH!!! THERE ARE NOOO EXCUSES. IF YOU DON'T REPENT AND FOLLOW THE TRUTH….WHO IS JESUS CHRIST. ONE DAY DEATH WILL COME KNOCKING AT EVERY ONE OF YOU LIARS IN cnn…..

    THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE UNBELEIVERS AND cnn(FAKE NEWS).

    Revelation 20:12King James Version (KJV)

    12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

    YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!PERIOD!

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  11. And if Trump did nothing CNN would be complaining that Trump letting China subsidized cheap solar panels into the country and is a threat to USA solar panel companies .

    CNN is fake news

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  12. Incredible the sheer szie of it… it's gigantic! That's the power of two nuclear reactors. Probably cheaper and certainly less dangerous.

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  13. 2000 MW from 13000 acres is not sustainable, humanity needs to discover more efficient energy sources for future..

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  14. Karnataka Government should make another solar power plant in arid regions of Hyderabad-Karnataka because the region having scarce vegetation ,farm field and sunny areas like the one in pavagada have immense potential to bring high amount of electricity generation.

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  15. I have mixed feelings about solar. I'm ok with the land use, having run some calc's about 50×50 km would cover the needs of 20 million homes, so in fact it doesn't take up much land, that might've gone unused otherwise-though it is a nuisance.

    But my main concern is that solar should cost most consumers 5-10 cents/kwh to be cost competitive to other methods like nuclear/hydro. It also doesn't produce power at night or dark/cloudy days and there isn't adequate backup battery storage (though molten salts have worked).

    I've always been a strong support of nuclear energy because it is reliable and dirt cheap power, despite accidents and waste. But solar will really become cheaper after 20 yrs of paying for the infrastructure but that's if companies decide to charge lower rates. If it's govt run then I can see that happening.

    Also over time panels are getting cheaper and more efficient. It does create its own pollution to produce panels, but if managed well it'd be better than nuclear. I think India would need a mix of energy solutions that include a backup nuclear grid in case solar ever went down (like a tsunami destroying the solar park).

    One huge advantage countries like India, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, etc have is that they get about double or triple the amount of sunlight/energy that we get in western nations (up to 3000 kw/m2 vs 1000 kw/m2), so with the right panel, it is an excellent energy solution for these countries compared to say Canada or Germany.

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  16. perhaps with slight change we can use land below penals,there are many useful varieties that can be grown in shady places

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  17. Company which is working for this project in Pavagada has any office in North India or around New Delhi please contact me at rsawroop(at)rocketmail.com. ( Ram Sawroop ) I am in Denmark for over 48 years.Thanks. .Ram Sawroop

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  18. We have achieved our target of soler production 4 years earlier thnx to state and centres govt for this …india has reached to 20gw production before the deadline that was 2022 and its 2018 now 4 year earlier great acheivment for our country

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  19. Manmohan govt. focused on nuclear energy which can be big loss because of sudden explosion. But since modi govt. came in power, it promoted solar power instead of nuclear energy.šŸ˜Š

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