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Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

Solar Industry Unveils Environmental Justice Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing its environmental justice priorities through a new policy platform that will support the organization’s advocacy efforts. The platform outlines principles for engagement, as well as environmental justice outcomes and policies that the organization will support to expand equitable access to solar energy and its benefits.

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

President’s Infrastructure Plan Includes Important Policies for Clean Energy, the Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden will unveil his infrastructure package, which includes substantial policies encouraging clean energy, new transmission, incentives for American manufacturing and jobs and workforce development. Following is statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on President Biden’s plan: 

Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Governor Baker Brings Tax Certainty to Massachusetts Solar Customers, Sets Net Zero Emissions Target

BOSTON and WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Governor Baker signed “An Act Creating A Roadmap for the Next Generation of Climate Policy” into law, ending a months-long standoff with the legislature on this bill.

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021

Community Solar Bill Gets Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

HARRISBURG, PA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday Pennsylvania Senator Mario Scavello introduced SB 472, which would enable community solar in the Commonwealth. Following is a statement from Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, Mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the development in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021

Tax Certainty for Solar Projects Makes it into Final Massachusetts Climate Bill

BOSTON and Washington, D.C. — Today the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed, “An Act Creating A Roadmap for the Next Generation of Climate Policy.” The bill contains numerous policy proposals related to clean energy, including measures that clarify tax treatment for solar projects, and now goes back to the Governor for signature.

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021

FERC Reverses Course on Capacity Calculations for Qualifying Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) decision on Broadview and its impact on the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

Solar Industry Congratulates U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Her Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the confirmation of President Biden’s U.S. Trade Representative nominee, Katherine Tai:

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Solar Industry Sets Records in 2020, On Track to Quadruple by 2030

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Solar Advocates Propose Net Billing in California to Spur Rooftop Solar Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to adopt a compensation framework for future residential solar customers that promotes equity and incentivizes sustainable market growth: net billing.

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

National Clean Energy Coalition Urges FERC to Carefully Examine Southeast Utilities’ Proposed Electricity Trading Platform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, national associations AEE, AEBG, REBA, and SEIA announced they have submitted joint comments to FERC asking regulators to closely examine shortcomings in the Southeast Energy Exchange Market proposal, which 14 electric utilities submitted to FERC in February 2021.

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