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Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

New York’s Solar Workforce Now Nearly 10,000 Strong

With nearly 10,000 solar jobs, New York now has one of the top 5 largest solar workforces in the country, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

SEIA Statement on the Jobs Decline Under Solar Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, The Solar Foundation issued the National Solar Jobs Census 2018, which reports an overall decline of nearly 8,000 solar jobs nationwide compared to 2017. After seven years of steady growth, this is the second year in a row that solar jobs have declined, which the report largely attributes to the solar tariffs that the Trump administration imposed in early 2018 and the uncertainty that solar companies faced in the lead up to this trade decision.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

SEIA Expands Leadership Team, Adding Vice President of Congressional Affairs and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today a restructure and expansion of its leadership team. Erin Duncan, a proven legislative strategist and advocate, has been named the organization’s new vice president of congressional affairs and Katherine Gensler has been named vice president of regulatory affairs.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

SEIA Commends NY Gov. Cuomo for Boosting the State’s Investments in Solar Energy

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his announcement that the state is doubling the NY Sun solar goal to 6 GW by 2025, extending the state’s existing incentive program and launching a new round of large-scale solar awards.

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019

Solar Industry Urges S.C. Legislature to Pass New Clean Energy Bill to Streamline Utility-Scale Deals, Make it Easier for Businesses and Households to Access Solar

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – The solar industry is urging South Carolina’s Legislature to pass a broad new bill that would reform the state’s energy market, creating jobs, expanding solar deployment and lowering some of the highest home energy bills in the U.S.

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019

Coalition Rolls Out 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda for 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates announced today the release of a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will inject competition into South Carolina’s energy sector. The campaign will include over 750,000 contacts across key legislative districts in every region of the state in order to stress the need for legislative action by April 10 – the 100th day of 2019.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

SEIA Statement on New Jersey Transitioning Away From its SREC Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has released its detailed plans to close the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program to new applications and transition to a successor program. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

D.C. City Council Passes Historic 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:

Monday, Dec 17, 2018

SEIA Praises Governor Cuomo for Pledging 100 Percent Clean Electricity Goal for New York

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda. Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, SEIA’s Vice President of State Affairs:

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Solar Tariffs Hold Back Q3 Installations, Scramble Project Timelines As Procurement Pipeline Booms

The Section 201 solar tariffs took a toll on utility-scale solar installations in the third quarter according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report for Q3 from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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