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President Donald Trump’s approval of a four-year tariff on imported solar panels will raise costs, cut installations, reduce jobs and slow the decline in greenhouse gas emissions. But the economic and environmental benefits of solar power remain strong, and governments, businesses and individuals should act now to lock in a low-carbon future.

Kevin Kurkul

Research Associate

Kevin Kurkul is the Data Lead for Climate Action & Data for WRI United States. He supports WRI United States’ work with the Global Covenant of Mayors, leading efforts to develop city-level...

Infrastructure impacts of the House, Senate tax bills

On November 16th, the U.S. House of Reps. passed tax legislation 227-205 mostly along party lines, with 13 R “no” votes. The Senate introduced their tax bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” days earlier. The contents of both bills have sparked concern from proponents of infrastructure investment.

Businesses taking U.S. Climate Action Forward

Over 1,300 U.S.-based businesses, representing $25 trillion in market capitalization, have voluntarily adopted greenhouse gas reduction targets, the new America's Pledge report finds.

Mario Finch

Research Analyst, Climate Action & Data

Mario is a Climate Action and Data Research Analyst under the U.S Climate Program. He conducts research in support of WRI's initiative on GHG accounting methodologies and data sources to help...


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