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Import to Injury

ITC rules on solar panels; decision goes to Mr. Trump The International Trade Commission determined imported solar panels to be a threat to U.S. solar manufacturers in a 4-0 vote September 22. The ruling found that imports of cheap solar panels have “caused injury to domestic solar manufacturers”, and sets up a looming decision on […]

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MAC Exodus

Manufacturing Advisory Council disbanded, plants continue to close The Manufacturing Advisory Council was one of two such business advisory assemblies disbanded Wednesday afternoon following the departure of multiple CEOs over the previous two days. These departures included Inge Thulin, CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M, and Rich Kyle of The Timken Company (headquartered in North Canton, […]

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Apprenticeship Initiative

Latest Executive Order focuses on job training President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday—the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Initiatives—an effort he says will bolster American manufacturing job training and close the skills gap. The program is designed to emphasize on-the-job training, where workers being introduced to the workforce can get paid immediately as […]

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Exit Accordingly

White House announces withdrawal from Paris Agreement  The Paris Climate Agreement was signed in December 2015 by 195 nations in an effort to collectively reduce global carbon emissions. The international target—of limiting the change of the earth’s average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)—would require approximately 80% “economywide decarbonization” goals to be met […]

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Protect Ya Neck

Proposed EPA cuts aim for the jugular of clean and green The White House announced plans on February 28th to reduce the EPA’s budget by 25%. This alone was enough to raise nervousness among fervent supporters of the organization, which includes the entire renewable energy industry. Half a month later, the word on the street […]

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Frenetic Energy

Energy sector under the new administration Transition is a hot word right now, so people had better get used to seeing it for the next few weeks. In the case of the many dimensions of the energy industry, there are holes to be filled, questions to be answered, and fortifications to be prepared. New Secretary […]

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