- October 2, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
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Solar panels aren’t as environmentally friendly as you may think. And now an industry group is saying looming tariffs will cripple the industry.
The bulk of solar panels are imported into the U.S., making them cheaper but not necessarily green.
The problem is how the panels are made.
“Most of [the panels] are produced with energy from carbon-dioxide-belching, coal-burning plants in China,” a Wall Street Journal report said in July.
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“Solar panels in China are made using Chinese electricity, which is associated with high emissions of CO2,” Robbie Andrew, a senior researcher at the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo, Norway, told FOX Business.
But now a group is claiming China-made panels are coming via countries like Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand in order to skirt tariffs.
In August, the American Solar Manufacturers…