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Trump Slaps Large Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels, Riling Renewables Industry

Solar power industry groups in the United States are decrying a Trump administration move that will impose hefty tariffs on cheap, imported solar panels that have driven the rapid expansion of solar power in the United States, The Los Angeles Times reported. Critics warn the move will slow the spread of renewable energy and cost thousands of jobs, the report said. The action takes place as the president has promised to take a tough line against cheap foreign imports undercutting American manufacturing industries, the Times reported. But the tariffs threaten some of the very type of jobs Trump has vowed to protect, the report said. Companies installing solar panels will be faced with the…