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OP-ED: House GOP’s plans to gut green energy tax credits impact businesses like mine
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OP-ED: House GOP’s plans to gut green energy tax credits impact businesses like mine

Solar energy business owner Robert Blake writes about how solar investments from the Inflation Reduction Act will help grow his business in St. Paul, Minnesota. But Blake worries that threats from some congressional Republicans to repeal the clean energy provisions threaten the future of his business.

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This week, House Republicans passed their plan to repeal clean energy tax credits enacted under the Biden administration. As a small business owner of a solar power installation company, I worry my business will suffer as a result.

To me, solar energy is one of the most democratic things we can bring to a community. When I think of solar, resiliency and autonomy come to mind. In native communities like mine, the self-reliance that solar brings goes hand-in-hand with our tribal sovereignty.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Heartland Signal. Click here to view the full article.

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