ACORE Statement on Department of Commerce Tariff Petition Decision

Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy:

“Today’s decision by the Department of Commerce will upend the renewable energy industry at the worst possible time. Congress has yet to enact a long-term, full-value clean energy tax package, and the agency’s trade investigation creates uncertainty that will chill new investment and cause layoffs in the nation’s solar energy sector. At a time when the renewable energy industry is working incredibly hard to accelerate deployment to meet the Biden Administration’s climate goals and avert the worst impacts of climate change, we need the federal government working in partnership with an all-hands-on-deck effort. Unfortunately, this investigation will needlessly slow economic growth, raise energy costs for American families, and put our climate at greater risk. ACORE urges the Department of Commerce to quickly end the investigation and reject the dramatic expansion of solar tariffs.”


About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

Blake McCarren, Communications Manager, ACORE | 301.661.7375 (c)

Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE | 202.777.7584 (o) | 202.594.0706 (c)