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Senate Republicans Send Treasury Department Letter Seeking Safe Harbor Extension

Friday, May 22 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 21, 2020 Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter to the Treasury Department requesting changes to safe harbor requirements for solar energy projects in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

“We greatly appreciate the leadership shown by Senators Murkowski, Collins and Tillis to advance clean energy projects. Their letter to Treasury lays out policies that definitely will support solar projects and create American jobs. Solar energy can add opportunity and economic growth in red states and blue, and the bipartisan support we have seen for this policy tweak by Treasury demonstrates the benefits solar brings to all Americans regardless of their politics. We look forward to working with Treasury to address problems in the solar market created by this COVID-19 crisis.”

About SEIA®: 

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.

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, jbristol@seia.org, (202)556-2886

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