Over 130 Solar Executives Converge on Washington to Protect Pro-Growth Policies and Chart SEIA’s Advocacy for 2024 and Beyond
Tuesday, Dec 12 2023
WASHINGTON D.C. — Over 130 solar and storage executives will meet in Washington, DC this week to urge lawmakers to protect pro-growth clean energy policies and discuss the industry’s future.
Throughout the week, clean energy executives will participate in the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA’s) Q4 board of directors meeting, share their stories with members of Congress on Capitol Hill, and connect with environmental justice advocates at a special event the trade association is hosting on the Hill.
“Executives across the solar and storage industry are eager to build upon our policy successes and work on bipartisan legislation that will help us reach our full potential,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “Solar is uplifting communities in every corner of the country with new investments and new jobs, and it’s our job to share these success stories and educate lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.”
The activities kick off today, December 12, as SEIA holds its annual board meeting to discuss the industry’s progress and the opportunities and challenges for solar and storage in the new year.
On December 13, the solar executives will meet with Congressional solar champions on both sides of the aisle and share their economic success stories.
After meeting with lawmakers, SEIA will hold the first installment of its new fireside chat series, Renewable Energy, Renewing Communities: Toward a Health, Wealth & Education Agenda. The event will feature remarks from Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and will highlight the policy pathways to achieving an equitable clean energy future. Gilbert Campbell, CEO of Volt Energy, and Dr. Gary Puckrein, CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum will give remarks and SEIA leaders will discuss the organization’s new health, wealth, and education vision for its environmental justice advocacy.
“SEIA has delivered a number of legislative victories over the last few years,” Hopper continued. “It’s critical that we look ahead and build an advocacy strategy that brings us closer to an abundant, affordable, home grown energy future.”
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 www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2872