Today we celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the freedom of Black Americans. While the United States declared that “all men are created equal” in 1776, Black Americans were enslaved until 1865 when news of emancipation spread across the nation and states not impacted by the Emancipation Proclamation ratified the 13th amendment. Today, 157 years later, Black Americans continue to face injustice, and in many ways, their liberty remains incomplete.
Dozens of Solar Companies Strengthen Corporate Diversity Practices with SEIA’s Certification Program
Since SEIA launched the first-of-its-kind Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Certification Program, 34 leading solar companies have enrolled in the program and 13 have achieved Bronze- or Silver-level certification.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis.
Each year, the NonProfit Times honors the 50 best nonprofits and associations operating across the United States. Today, the NonProfit Times named the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to its annual Best Nonprofits To Work For list, ranking SEIA 9th for its strong support of employees and its commitment to fostering a positive, supportive workplace culture during the pandemic and beyond.
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 10, 2022.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that it has hired solar veteran Erika Symmonds as vice president of equity and workforce development. In this role, Erika will design and oversee programs to ensure that the solar workforce is ready to meet the challenges of the Solar + Decade, and that the industry’s workforce reflects the diversity and richness of our nation.
Clean energy can be a powerful tool in combatting environmental injustices, and SEIA and its allies are pushing for smart policies that equitably grow the clean energy economy. This fact sheet covers the key provisions in the Build Back Better Act that can help to accelerate a just transition to a clean economy, provide economic wellbeing for frontline communities, and deliver a healthy and prosperous future.
As Congress considers historic investments in clean energy policies, they have an unprecedented opportunity to push for bold public policies that benefit Americans in every zip code. To highlight the critical role environmental justice plays in climate and energy policy discussions, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) to meet with 14 members of Congress on this important topic.