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Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Top Brands Like McDonald's and Unilever Call for Solar Investment Tax Credit Tweaks for COVID Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of major corporations and global brands signed a letter to Congressional leadership today, urging them to pass measures in upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation that will spur clean energy growth.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

New York Public Service Commission Extends Net Metering for Solar Customers Based on COVID Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) signaled that it will extend net metering through January 2022 for current customers based on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry. In addition, the NYPSC   established modest changes to net metering that will impact future rooftop solar customers in 2022.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

FERC Makes the Right Decision, Dismisses Misguided Net Metering Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today rejected a controversial petition to end state and local jurisdiction over net metering programs. The petition was brought by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) and drew significant bipartisan pushback from around the country.Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on this decision: 

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

SEIA Statement on FERC Changes to PURPA Implementation Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from SEIA’s vice president of regulatory affairs, Katherine Gensler, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC's) approval of changes to PURPA implementation rules.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020

Surprise Announcement from Utilities on Energy Imbalance Market Ignores Stakeholder Input

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Energy Imbalance Market news from Southeastern utilities. 

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020

Final SMART Program Regulations Now Protect Already Planned Solar Projects 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast at the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the publication of the final SMART regulations from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

Monday, Jul 13, 2020

Nearly 650 Companies Urge Congress to Include Solar in Recovery Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 650 solar companies sent a letter to Congress today galvanizing support for legislation that deploys clean energy to help rebuild the U.S. economy.

Friday, Jul 10, 2020

Ruling Upholds FERC Order to Include Energy Storage in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s decision upholding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 841, which requires wholesale markets to allow participation by energy storage resources.

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020

House Passes Infrastructure Package with Key Clean Energy Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the passage of the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “This is an important legislative step, and we thank our champions and leaders in the House for their work to move pro-solar provisions forward in the Moving Forward Act.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

SEIA Statement on House Climate Plan and Environmental Justice Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy industries Association on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Ms. Hopper testified before the Select Committee last year, and many of the ideas included in her testimony are addressed in the 547-page plan. 

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