July 7 — A 30% U.S. tariff on imported solar panels put in place last winter should have caused prices here to jump.
But when tariffs are unleashed, as businesses are learning, things don’t always go as expected.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.