House Letter Calls on Leadership to Include Clean Energy Priorities in Infrastructure Package
Tuesday, Aug 10 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of lawmakers, led by Representatives Blumenauer, Levin, Barragán, McEachin and Crow, sent a letter to House leadership urging them to ensure clean energy tax provisions are included in the upcoming infrastructure package.
Following is a statement by Erin Duncan, vice president of caffairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
“Our world is at a crossroads, and there is an urgent need to deploy more clean energy and significantly reduce the amount of carbon emitted from our electricity sector. This week’s report from the IPCC makes it abundantly clear that we are in the midst of a climate emergency and that we need to act now. The clean energy champions on this letter understand the stakes, and we echo their call to support policies that have a track record of driving clean energy deployment.
“The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a proven job creator, and a long-term extension with direct pay will help create hundreds of thousands of new career opportunities while giving solar and storage businesses policy certainty to make investments at the scale needed to address climate change.
“The warming planet and growing climate-related disasters require bold policy action, but it also presents an opportunity for economic prosperity in every corner of the country. America can lead the world in clean energy deployment, manufacturing, jobs and investment, and we urge Congress to act now so we can meet this climate moment.”
The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872