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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Solar Industry Lays Claim to the 2020s; Kicks Off the Solar+ Decade

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - As this decade nears a close, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has designated the next decade The Solar+ Decade.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

Broad Coalition of 65 Businesses Urge Senate to Pass S.C. Energy Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – A large coalition of 65 businesses of all sizes are urging the South Carolina Senate to pass the Energy Freedom Act, which was unanimously approved in the state House last month.

Monday, Feb 25, 2019

Solar Industry Urges New York Public Service Commission to Swiftly Adopt VDER Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, a coalition of clean energy organizations, led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), filed supportive comments on the New York Department of Public Service’s (DPS) white paper regarding the future of large commercial solar and community solar projects. SEIA urged the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to swiftly approve the paper's recommendations and the coalition’s suggested improvements.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

SEIA Expands Leadership Team, Adding Vice President of Congressional Affairs and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today a restructure and expansion of its leadership team. Erin Duncan, a proven legislative strategist and advocate, has been named the organization’s new vice president of congressional affairs and Katherine Gensler has been named vice president of regulatory affairs.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

SEIA Commends NY Gov. Cuomo for Boosting the State’s Investments in Solar Energy

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his announcement that the state is doubling the NY Sun solar goal to 6 GW by 2025, extending the state’s existing incentive program and launching a new round of large-scale solar awards.

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019

Coalition Rolls Out 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda for 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates announced today the release of a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will inject competition into South Carolina’s energy sector. The campaign will include over 750,000 contacts across key legislative districts in every region of the state in order to stress the need for legislative action by April 10 – the 100th day of 2019.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

SEIA Statement on New Jersey Transitioning Away From its SREC Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has released its detailed plans to close the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program to new applications and transition to a successor program. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

D.C. City Council Passes Historic 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:

Monday, Dec 17, 2018

SEIA Praises Governor Cuomo for Pledging 100 Percent Clean Electricity Goal for New York

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda. Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, SEIA’s Vice President of State Affairs:

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018

SEIA and the Solar & Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico Formalize Partnership

SEIA announces that the Solar & Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) is now an official SEIA affiliate.

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