Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President Rhone Resch issued the following statement on the nationwide election results:
“Americans hired a new generation of leaders on the expressed promise that they will support clean energy policies – leaders like Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania. These lawmakers augment established Democratic and Republican leaders that are committed to expanding our nation’s renewable energy supplies. Now it's time to move forward on implementing the Obama energy plan that will create 5 million green-collar jobs in the U.S.”
“In the coming months, both the new Administration and new Congress must tackle our nation’s ongoing energy challenges. We look forward to working with President-elect Obama and a new Congressional class to create a sustainable national market for solar through common-sense policies. This means combating global warming with the proper incentives for solar and addressing our aging electricity infrastructure. We can do this while stimulating economic growth and creating high-quality jobs. It’s time to get to work for our country’s energy future!”
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Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of 900 solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers, and improve education and outreach for solar. Learn more at http://www.seia.org/.
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