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Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

Solar Power Can Help Meet Global Climate Change Efforts and Fuel the U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden announced plans to re-enter the United States into the Paris Agreement. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) backed the agreement when it was signed in 2016 and continues to support this agreement and other global efforts to combat climate change.Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA on these actions:

Thursday, Jan 07, 2021

New York, Come on Down: The Carbon Price is Right

Right before the New Year and with very little fanfare, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released final guidance for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Monday, Dec 21, 2020

COVID Aid Package Makes Initial Commitment to a Clean Energy Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed broad end-of-year legislation that includes significant benefits for solar energy. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. The legislation provides a two-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and additional funding for research and development, including on soft costs critical to distributed energy deployment and support for more sensible access to federal lands for renewable energy projects.

Friday, Dec 18, 2020

MI PSC Order in Consumers Energy Rate Case Creates Muddled Future for Solar

Lansing, MI — The Michigan Public Service Commission issued its Order in the Consumers Energy rate case on Thursday. While Consumers has agreed to double the cap on its Distributed Generation (DG) program from 1% to 2%, the order creates an uncertain future for solar energy in Michigan by falling short of the recommendations in Administrative Law Judge Sally Wallace’s October Proposal for Decision.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020

Solar Industry Statement on Biden's Climate and Energy Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on key climate and energy nominations to President-elect Biden’s administration.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020

Solar Market Forges Ahead in Q3 as Residential Installations Recover and Utility-Scale Pipeline Grows

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — U.S. solar companies installed 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q3 2020, a 9% increase from Q2 installations as the industry experienced a recovery from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020

Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Q4

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released December 15, 2020.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

The Hill Names Abigail Ross Hopper a Top Lobbyist in 2020

Every year, The Hill recognizes the top influencers and lobbyists working in Washington, DC. This year, SEIA’s President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper was named to their Top Lobbyist List, highlighting her visionary leadership and advocacy efforts for the solar industry.

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020

Giving Thanks, Staying Safe, and Looking Ahead to 2021

Despite the challenges we’ve faced, I could not be more optimistic about the future of solar in America, and I look forward to making our vision a reality alongside you.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

How to Take Advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit Before It’s Gone

American families, businesses, and communities are all going solar because it saves them money and adds predictability during these difficult times. In addition to generating local tax revenue, solar cuts electricity costs. This can help small businesses stay afloat and can help schools direct funds to teacher salaries and classroom upgrades.

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