Skip to main content

House Ways and Means Attempt to Repeal IRA Weakens Nation’s Energy and Economic Security

Monday, Jun 12 2023

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the American Families and Jobs Act, which would eliminate or modify several clean energy tax policies in the Inflation Reduction Act: 

“We urge Congress to remove the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA's) solar and storage credits from the House Ways and Means tax package. 

“In less than a year these pro-business, pro-growth policies have spurred more than 65 gigawatts of clean energy manufacturing announcements around the country. These announcements translate to support for our communities and thousands of jobs where we need them most. They will also help us onshore the solar supply chain, making the IRA one of the most important and effective policies we have to invest in our energy security. 

“Repealing the IRA will destabilize the $35 billion solar market and harm thousands of small businesses in the process. More than 255,000 Americans rely on their solar and storage job to support their families, and Congress must act to protect them.”


About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% 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 and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Senior Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2886

Related News

Friday, Dec 01, 2023

CPUC Decisions Imperil Rooftop Solar in California, Jeopardizing the State’s Clean Energy Goals

A series of decisions by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are devastating the state’s rooftop solar industry. Following a December 2022 decision to transition from net metering to a new net billing structure, the CPUC has approved additional rules that make it harder than expected for solar businesses to operate and for Californians to choose solar.

Read More
Friday, Nov 17, 2023

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on New Section 48 ITC Proposed Rules

Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed rules to implement changes made in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to the Section 48 Investment Tax Credit.

Read More
Friday, Nov 17, 2023

CPUC Undermines the Ability of California Schools, Farms, and Small Businesses to Choose Solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rules that do not allow schools, farms and small businesses to benefit from their onsite solar consumption.

Read More