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Monday, Sep 09, 2019

Pair of Leading Solar Firms Join SEIA’s Board of Directors

National solar project developers Shell New Energies, LLC and Pine Gate Renewables are joining SEIA’s board of directors

Monday, Sep 09, 2019

Federal Legislation Will Streamline Solar Permitting, Grow Clean Energy Economy

The American Energy Opportunity Act will create jobs, make U.S. energy more resilient, and reduce carbon emissions

Thursday, Sep 05, 2019

SEIA Calls for the Expansion of Influential Massachusetts Solar Program

BOSTON, Mass. - Today the Solar Energy Industries Association welcomed the release of proposed changes to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, an initiative that supports cost-effective distributed solar deployment in Massachusetts. Only one year into the program, Massachusetts is more than halfway toward the 1.6 gigawatt program limit, prompting a review and new program proposal from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

National Solar Trade Group Adds Alabama to Growing Network of Regional Partners

SEIA announces that the Alabama Solar Industry Association (AlaSIA) is now an official state affiliate.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Solar Industry Calls on FERC to Enforce PURPA, Increase Competition

Today, SEIA filed a proposal with FERC that will address longstanding concerns with monopoly utilities by enhancing competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Community and Environmental Organizations Push Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject DTE’s Long-Term Energy Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. and LANSING, MI – Environmental and community organizations today are calling for Michigan’s Public Service Commission to reject the proposed long-term energy plan from DTE following testimony from experts revealing how DTE’s plan will hold back a transition to cleaner, more affordable energy. Experts ranging from energy economists, renewable experts, and health professionals submitted testimony detailing significant flaws in DTE’s proposal. 

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019

SEIA Negotiates Agreement to Approve 584 MW of Michigan Solar Projects Under PURPA

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Consumers Energy, and a broad coalition of stakeholders filed a settlement agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission that resolves concerns related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).  Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at SEIA, about the settlement agreement: 

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

House and Senate Introduce Legislation for 5-Year Extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced companion bills with a five-year 30% extension of Section 48 and Section 25D Solar Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The Renewable Energy Extension Act will call for the extension of the tax credits.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

Corporate Solar Investments Surge in United States, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tech giant Apple is now the leading procurer of corporate solar in the United States with nearly 400 megawatts (MW) of total installed capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business 2018 report. This report puts the power of corporate commitments to clean energy on display, as the world’s largest and most-recognizable companies turn to solar energy in historic numbers.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

House Leaders’ 100 Percent Clean Energy Plan Draws Support From Solar Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three House Committee leaders today announced a plan to move the United States to 100% clean energy by 2050. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Rep. Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, and Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee revealed the plan at a news conference on Capitol Hill this afternoon.

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