House Passes Infrastructure Package with Key Clean Energy Provisions
Wednesday, Jul 01 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the passage of the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“This is an important legislative step, and we thank our champions and leaders in the House for their work to move pro-solar provisions forward in the Moving Forward Act.
“There is more work to be done to get a bipartisan package to the president’s desk. However, it’s important that we prioritize investments in industries like solar that can add billions of dollars to the economy and put tens of thousands of Americans back to work. In doing so, we must ensure that our economic growth is equitable growth, and we’re glad to see the amendment from Congressman Bobby Rush that establishes critical workforce development programs to ensure job opportunities are abundant in communities that have been left behind.
“We have built strong bipartisan support in Congress and will continue pushing for policies that allow the solar industry to help lead America’s economic recovery.”
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 a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 556-2872