While the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has already created a number of resources for members to use to build their understanding of the IRA and maximize the law’s benefits, RE+ 2022 is just around the corner, presenting an excellent opportunity for clean energy companies to hear directly from SEIA experts about how the IRA is changing the energy landscape.
If the United States wants to achieve its energy security and climate goals while creating well-paying jobs in the clean energy economy, building a robust solar and storage manufacturing base here in America is non-negotiable.
With no relief in sight, lawmakers must do everything in their power to improve energy affordability for their constituents. Clean energy can stabilize energy costs and save families money, helping to mitigate the effects of inflation. Lawmakers already have a blueprint to invest in clean energy through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 — now it’s time to get this legislation across the finish line.
Abigail Ross Hopper: Why It’s Essential that the Clean Energy Industry Stand Up for Women and Their Right to Healthcare Access
On June 24, 2022, the way we live our lives changed, but it also changed the way we do business. One of the most important parts of creating a great place to work is the benefits you offer staff. Access to healthcare, including pregnancy and abortion care, is an essential part of any benefits package.
A residential solar home in Denver, Colorado. More than half a million residential solar systems were installed in the United States in 2021, representing a 30% year-over-year uptick in installed solar capacity. This is great news for households looking to both stabilize and lower their energy costs, but for the thousands of local jurisdictions responsible for permitting and inspecting each and every system to ensure code compliance, this flood of new projects can quickly become a bureaucratic nightmare.
President Biden entered the Oval Office on the promise of a new energy economy that would revive economic opportunities for American workers, drive down costs and slash emissions. Now, a year and a half later, action is even more urgent. As the window of opportunity narrows for Congress to act, the time is now to cut an American Energy Deal.
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.
The Commerce Department’s baseless solar tariff investigation is front and center in the news, and political leaders are stepping up to protect their constituents and voice opposition. In letters to President Biden, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging the Department of Commerce to unfreeze the solar industry and immediately end the Auxin Solar tariff probe. In a telling sign, these lawmakers represent 190 million Americans, or 57% of the U.S. population.
Earth Day 2021 and Earth Day 2022 couldn’t be more different. In 2021, the Biden administration announced its Build Back Better agenda and its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. This year, while legislation is stalled, the very same administration imperiled its goal with an investigation that will not only impede solar and storage growth, but cause the United States to go backward on its climate goals.
“This is Wreaking Havoc on our Business”: Companies Share Stories About the Impact of the Auxin Tariff Petition
In a bewildering act that runs counter to President Biden’s climate goals, the U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating whether to impose another set of tariffs on the solar industry. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) conducted an industry-wide survey to measure the catastrophic impacts of the Commerce Department’s decision. To date, more than 600 clean energy companies from across the country shared heartbreaking stories about their new reality as this investigation ripples across the industry and looms over their lives.