Solar Industry Statement on Key House Committee Markups for the Build Back Better Act
Wednesday, Sep 15 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the House Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee’s effort to advance clean energy legislation as part of the Build Back Better Act.
“The House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees have done important work in advancing legislation to tackle the climate crisis. These energy proposals, including a long-term extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit with direct pay, a storage ITC, and focus on equity and access to clean solar energy, among other proposals, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create hundreds of thousands of American jobs in solar alone and jumpstart hundreds of billions of dollars in private investment. The path to enactment is still a long one. We look forward to working with members of the House, the Senate and the Biden administration on final legislation that decarbonizes the power sector and builds a clean energy economy that serves all Americans for decades to come.”
The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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