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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Earthjustice and SEIA Challenge Grid Operator Rules that Restrict Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Earthjustice filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on behalf of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) challenging a rule that prohibits renewables from providing ancillary services. Ancillary services help grid operators maintain a reliable electricity system, balance supply and demand, ensure reliability during extreme weather events, and help the system recover after a power system outage.

Friday, Jan 06, 2023

Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to New Greenhouse Gas Guidance from White House Council on Environmental Quality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement by SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper on the action today by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to issue guidance for agencies assessing greenhouse gas impacts in National Environmental Policy Act reviews.

Wednesday, Jan 04, 2023

U.S. Solar and Storage Trade Group Expands Board Leadership to Navigate Clean Energy Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade group representing the U.S. solar and storage industry, announced a significant expansion of its at-large board of directors and new members of its executive committee.

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022

Georgia PSC Vote Prioritizes Utility Profits Over Residents and Solar Customers

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) voted on a final order in the Georgia Power Company (GPC) rate case. The order fails to expand the successful rooftop solar pilot program that the PSC created in 2020. Instead, the PSC adopted GPC’s anti-solar proposals to retain an instantaneous netting structure and impose a much higher and unjustified $100 interconnection fee for new solar customers, while approving a rate increase across the board for all ratepayers.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on CPUC's Revised Net Metering Proposal

SACRAMENTO and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) revealed its revised proposal to change the state’s net metering rules. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

Solar Industry Statement on Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report

WASHINGTON D.C. —Today the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued a report outlining recent progress made toward addressing the climate crisis and opportunities for further policy action. Following is a statement from Erin Duncan, vice president of congressional affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the report:

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022

Trade and Supply Chain Barriers Delay Impact of Historic Clean Energy Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The U.S. added 4.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in Q3 2022, a 17% decrease from the same quarter last year as trade barriers and ongoing supply chain constraints continue to slow America’s clean energy progress.

Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

New Jersey Takes Step Forward With Launch of Large-Scale Solar Program

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) released highly anticipated guidelines for the state’s Competitive Solar Incentive Program (CSI). The new program design details will help ensure New Jersey continues to make progress on clean energy and offer a positive path forward for competitive solar and storage deployment in the Garden State. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Responds to Commerce Department’s Preliminary Determination on Circumvention Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary determination that certain companies in Southeast Asia are circumventing Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties (ADCVD) imposed on Chinese solar products. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the development,

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

REPORT: Corporate Solar Adoption Soars, Accounts for 14% of U.S. Solar Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Led by tech and retail giants, American companies are installing record-levels of solar to power their operations and now account for 14% of all installed solar capacity in the United States, according to the Solar Means Business 2022 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The report, which tracks and analyzes commercial solar adoption, named Meta, Amazon, Apple, Walmart and Microsoft as the top five corporate solar users in America.

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