Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to EPA Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in the Inflation Reduction Act
Tuesday, Feb 14 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided initial details on a new program in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) called the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in reaction to the new guidance:
“We are glad to see the EPA move forward with guidance to get the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund off the ground. This program will fund the organizations best positioned to help low-income and disadvantaged communities get access to solar energy through grants and other financial assistance, including specifically for distributed solar and storage technologies.
“The details revealed today will go a long way to quickly and equitably decarbonizing our grid, unlocking critical new investments in communities that we should be empowering to benefit from the historic Inflation Reduction Act. We look forward to continuing our work with the Biden administration to advance environmental justice and equity in the clean energy economy.”
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