Shining a Light on the New Solar Tariffs

On January 22nd, 2018 President Donald Trump authorized tariffs on solar cell and module imports beginning at 30 percent and gradually reducing to 15 percent over four years. These tariffs took effect on February 7th. The United States solar industry including its lead trade group, the Solar Energy Industries Association, and senators on both sides of the aisle fervently fought against the decision due to the impact on jobs and the potential for retaliation. The Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – March 2, 2018

Facebook Must Face Biometric Privacy Suit On Monday, a U.S. District Judge in San Francisco ruled that Facebook Inc. must face a privacy suit regarding the gathering and storing of millions of users’ biometric data. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is fighting similar suits in Chicago. Judge Donato’s decision to allow the class action to move forward means that Facebook may have to pay fines of between $1,000 and $5,000 for each use of an individual’s image Continue Reading →