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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Dozens of Solar Companies Strengthen Corporate Diversity Practices with SEIA’s Certification Program

Since SEIA launched the first-of-its-kind Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Certification Program, 34 leading solar companies have enrolled in the program and 13 have achieved Bronze- or Silver-level certification.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Eighty-five House Members Oppose Commerce Department’s Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on a letter from 85 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the meritless tariff circumvention case.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Governors Implore Swift End to Solar Tariff Case as State Impacts Worsen

Today a bipartisan group of 19 governors sent a letter to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging the Biden administration to expedite its review of the anti-circumvention solar tariff case.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Commerce Obfuscates on Impact of Anticircumvention Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s comments today before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Solar Industry Launches Nonprofit to Alleviate Clean Energy Roadblocks

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Governor DeSantis Protects Energy Freedom in Florida, Vetoes Anti-Rooftop Solar Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL and WASHINGTON D.C. — In a major win for energy freedom and Florida’s clean energy economy, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill today that would have undercut the state’s growing rooftop solar market by phasing down net metering and allowing utilities to charge potentially unlimited fees on thousands of solar customers in the state.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Tariff Case Cuts Solar Deployment Forecasts Nearly in Half, 100,000 Jobs at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46% due to the Biden administration’s circumvention case against solar imports from Southeast Asia. According to new analysis by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the case will result in a drop of 24 gigawatts (GW) of planned solar capacity over the next two years, which is more solar than the industry installed in all of 2021.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

FERC Proceeding Offers Opportunity for Critical Transmission System Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to reform the electric regional transmission planning and cost allocation process governing America’s outdated transmission system. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

White House Takes a Step in the Right Direction with Final NEPA Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a final rule today which strengthens environmental reviews of infrastructure, including solar and transmission projects on federal lands, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The rule largely returns CEQ’s regulations to the pre-2020 status quo, and will aid in the development of renewable energy projects by again requiring agencies to consider indirect and cumulative effects of federal decision-making, including climate impacts.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

Governor Youngkin Signs Energy Generation Property Tax Exemption Into Law, Strengthening Energy Freedom in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today which creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up to 25 kilowatts in size. This new law expands energy freedom for consumers and creates an additional incentive to do business in the Commonwealth. Following is a statement by Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

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