Solar and Storage Industry Statement on House Vote to Repeal the Inflation Reduction Act as Part of Debt Limit Negotiations
Thursday, Apr 27 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the House vote to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act:
“We are deeply disappointed that the House voted to repeal the single most effective policy we have to create jobs and encourage domestic manufacturing. The Inflation Reduction Act has sparked billions of dollars of new clean energy investments and supported a domestic manufacturing renaissance.
“The House action today will hurt American businesses, which are creating jobs, and delivering reliable and affordable clean energy. This decision will ultimately harm our efforts to reshore and revitalize domestic manufacturing and make it harder to maintain American energy dominance.
“The 255,000 Americans in the U.S. solar and storage industry are calling on Congressional champions to defend these job-creating policies.”
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.
Jen Bristol, SEIA's Senior Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2886