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Ohio Governor John Kasich Takes Strong Step Supporting Solar Energy

Wednesday, Dec 28 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Governor Kasich’s veto of House Bill 554, clearing the way for reinstatement of the state’s renewable energy standard.

“SEIA applauds Governor Kasich for his principled stand in support of clean and cost-competitive solar energy, and for his decision to create a vibrant renewable energy sector in Ohio. Through his veto of HB 554, the governor has secured a strong clean energy economy for the Buckeye State and created thousands of new jobs. We look forward to working with Ohio residents and businesses to build a robust solar energy industry in the state.”

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About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media Contact:

Alex Hobson, SEIA Senior Communications Manager, ahobson@seia.org (202) 556-2886

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