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Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021

Florida Legislation Will Gut the Rooftop Solar Market, Energy Freedom in the State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and WASHINGTON D.C. — Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. National and state solar advocates are calling on lawmakers to reject this legislation and allow the state’s rooftop solar market to continue growing: Following is a statement from Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Nov 04, 2021

SEIA Congratulates New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Re-election

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) congratulated New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on his re-election win. Following is a statement by Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

New Jersey Awards 165 MW of Community Solar Projects to Serve Low-to-Moderate-Income Communities

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved 165 megawatts of community solar projects. One hundred percent of the approved renewable energy projects will serve low-to-moderate-income (LMI) households. The Community Solar Energy Pilot Program prioritizes equity, and community solar projects are approved based on the total allocation of power to low-to-moderate-income customers.

Monday, Sep 13, 2021

Path to 100 Coalition Secures 50% Renewable Energy Standard for Illinois

CHICAGO — Today, Illinois passed major clean energy legislation that commits the state to reaching 40% renewable energy by 2030 and 50% renewables by 2040. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act puts Illinois at the forefront of the fight against climate change all while creating tens of thousands of jobs, expanding diversity in the renewable energy industry, and providing more than $1 billion in electricity bill savings for consumers.

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Implements New Solar Incentive Program

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) released its detailed plans to implement a new Successor Solar Incentive Program and close the Transition Incentive Program to new applications within 30 days.

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage. Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Friday, Jul 09, 2021

New Jersey Gov. Greenlights New Programs for Grid-Scale and Dual-Use Solar Development

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Governor Murphy signed into law two important pieces of legislation that will help to increase solar development across New Jersey. Following is a statement from Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Jul 01, 2021

New Jersey Legislature Sends Two Important Solar Energy Bills to Gov. Murphy’s Desk

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the New Jersey legislature passed two pieces of legislation that will help increase solar development across the state.

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

South Carolina PSC Strikes Down Duke Resource Plan

COLUMBIA, SC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) rejected Duke Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the Carolinas and directed the utility to modify its existing and future IRPs in response to input from the solar industry.

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

Texas Governor Signs Series of Pro Solar Bills into Law

AUSTIN, TX and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this week Texas Governor Abbott signed a series of bills into law that will benefit the Texas solar industry, including SB 398, SB 63, and SB 760. These bills will help to clarify rules around decommissioning solar sites and strengthen consumer protection.

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