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SEIA Statement on FERC Directing NYISO to Favor Fossil Fuels

Friday, Feb 21 2020

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Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO for the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to tilt the scale toward fossil fuels in New York through the “buyer side mitigation” policy, which would serve to separate everyday New Yorkers from their hard-earned money to the benefit of fossil fuel burners:

“FERC is directing the New York Independent System Operator to favor old, expensive and dirty technologies over renewables. The fact that FERC is ignoring state resource decisions, undermining competitive markets, and forcing additional power costs on everyday Americans is truly vexing. Despite FERC’s attempts at interfering with markets, solar will ultimately be the fuel of choice for many Americans because it is clean, it is affordable and it creates jobs and economic opportunity across this great country. We encourage NYISO and its stakeholders to choose a policy path that will help the state meet its zero-carbon energy goals.”

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About SEIA®: 

Celebrating its 46th anniversary in 2020, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

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Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

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