Trump’s Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Create ‘Another Headache’ for Renewables

By [email protected] President Trump dealt a blow to the U.S. renewable energy industry Thursday in approving new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Aggressive foreign trade practices are an “assault on our country,” the president said, before signing a Section 232 proclamation that slaps a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum.

Factories have been left to rust, communities have turned into ghost towns, and U.S. national security has been undermined, said Trump. “Now we’re finally taking action to correct this long-overdue problem.”

While steel company CEOs say tariffs will bring back American jobs, numerous trade experts, industry

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