On August 12, 2014, SEIA filed comments in response to the IRS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the definition of real property for the purposes of real estate investment trusts (REITs).
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CHICAGO, IL -- Speaking at the opening session of Solar Power International 2013 -- the largest solar trade show in America -- Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association delivered the following remarks:
Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to Chicago. Welcome to SPI 2013. And welcome to the Big Leagues.
This webinar was an opportunity to review the results and progress of renewable energy bills in states that SEIA is active or monitoring. These states include Massachusetts, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, New York, Texas, and Nevada. While many of these states legislative sessions had concluded, and final results of bills are available, some were still in session – and status updates were provided.
Solar plays a critical role in making the military’s energy supply more secure, distributed, affordable and independent. The DoD has committed to meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2025.
Solar plays a critical role in making the military’s energy supply more secure, distributed, affordable and independent. The Department of Defense has committed to meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2025 and the Navy, Army and Air Force have each implemented aggressive plans that are increasing the U.S. investment in solar and encouraging innovation in the industry. As of early 2013, there are more than 130 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems powering military bases in at least 31 states and the District of Columbia. Combined, these installations provide enough clean energy to power 22,000 American homes.
On April 15, 2013, SEIA submitted comments to the House Ways and Means Committee's Energy Tax Reform Working Group.
The best billboard for solar power is a solar panel. People are captivated and inspired by solar panels quietly at work producing clean energy. Last month, Americans saw tens of thousands of these billboards through almost 600 American Solar Energy Society (ASES) tours of homes, municipal buildings and businesses in 38 states, each demonstrating the use of clean, affordable solar power.
This fact sheet describes the Right-of-Way approval process that federal agencies have developed to authorize use of public lands for utility-scale solar energy developments.
Long-term clean energy contracting for federal agencies helps to create private-sector jobs, shift federal energy use away from foreign sources, hedge against rises in electricity rates and reduce federal electricity expenses.
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.R. 6213, the No More Solyndras Act, by a vote of 29-19. Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), issued the following statement on the legislation: