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Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

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Donald Trump is single-handedly killing the American solar energy industry even though “a report from the U.S. Department of Energy at the time showed that solar energy was responsible for a much larger share of employment in the electric power sector (43%) than the whole of the fossil fuel industry combined (22%).”

Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

2016 was the best year on record for solar energy in the United States. A report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) at the time showed that solar energy was responsible for a much larger share of employment (43%) than the rest of the fossil fuel industry combined (22%).

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