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The United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has limited impact on the solar industry – instead, the Suniva petition jeopardizes PV deployment

June 14, 2017  | Subscribers Only

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On 1 June 2017, Donald Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the Paris agreement, thus making it one of three countries in the world, to not partake in the accord. While the decision has been criticized by some environmental groups, it will not directly impact those states and private businesses that have already begun to take steps to achieve a clean energy transition.

A more serious threat to future PV deployment than the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is the decision from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate solar module imports.

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